Monday, September 4, 2017

Video Captures Moment Train and Car Collide in Jim Thorpe

A video posted to Youtube shows the moment that a car and a train collided in Jim Thorpe on Monday.

The 425 Reading and Northern steam engine hit a SUV crossing the tracks in Jim Thorpe late Monday morning.

No one was reported to have been injured in the incident.

Police from the Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad were reported to have been on scene with Jim Thorpe Police to investigate.

In the video the train is clearly blowing it's whistle when the SUV pulls in front of the train then stops.

The incident happened at the entrance to the Carbon County Parking Lot.

Video of the incident was captured and posted to Youtube


  1. This is Proof Positive that you DO NOT need to show an IQ level above IDIOT to get a drivers license.

  2. Glad no injuries. Hope the light pole is ok!

  3. WTH? Was this a suicide attempt?

  4. texing,cell phone,maybe.

  5. LOL the bystander says "the train just hit a car"... like the train had a choice.