Train collides with truck in Newark, Del.

    Newark police say a tractor-trailer driver has been critically injured when a freight train hit his rig.

    Officers say the accident occurred about 2 p.m. Friday when 42-year-old Joseph C. Mounts of Felton parked the tractor-trailer on the sidewalk just east of a railroad crossing. Police say Mounts had made a delivery and had gotten back into the truck when a CSX train approached.

    Authorities say the crossing arms lowered on the trailer and Mounts tried to drive the truck forward and away from the crossing.

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    Police say the train hit the passenger side of the truck’s cab.

    Officers say Mounts was extricated and taken to a hospital in critical condition.

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