There were two cases of races against trains yesterday in Nuevo León, one of which ended in the death of a driver.
In the first instance, Juan Cruz Pérez, 68, made an attempt to cross an intersection before a freight train in San Nicolás de los Garza. But although his semi-trailer was carrying no cargo, he didn’t quite make it.
The train struck the vehicle and left Cruz trapped inside. Emergency personnel freed the driver and transferred him to a nearby hospital where his condition was reported to be poor.
Later in the day, a man driving a pickup truck in an industrial neighborhood of Santa Catarina was not so lucky when he made a dash across a level crossing.
His vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by a three-engine freight train and pushed along the tracks for about 300 meters.
Medical assistance by first responders was not required: the driver was dead by the time they arrived.