Forklift driver escapes injury in Tosa train crash

April 18, 2011

A forklift was struck by a train this morning at 70th and State streets, but its operator was able to maneuver himself enough to escape personal injury, according to the Wauwatosa Fire Department.

The man is part of the crew working on bridge reconstruction there. He was moving a pallet of concrete blocks when the forklift got stuck on the tracks. As the train approached, he was able to turn the forklift enough to get himself out of the train's path.

He suffered only minor injuries and declined an ambulance.

The scene is now clear and traffic is running smoothly.



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