A Macon man was injured Monday morning after the dump truck he was driving was hit by a train at the railroad crossing at A.E. Harris Road, three-tenths of a mile east of the Ga. 247 Spur, a state trooper said.
Alan Phillips, 47, who was hauling gravel for Macon-based Hazel Trucking Co., was taken by ambulance to The Medical Center of Central Georgia for injuries that were not life-threatening, said Georgia State trooper 1st Class Justin Tabor.
Phillips was cited for failing to yield at a railroad crossing and for failing to wear a safety belt, Tabor said. The railroad crossing was marked with signs.
The driver of another dump truck ahead of Phillips attempted to radio Phillips about the approaching train, Tabor said.
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Phillips, who was traveling east, nearly made it across the tracks before the northbound Norfolk Southern train struck the rear of the truck, Tabor said.
The four-engine train pulling 25 cars did not derail, Tabor said. GSP was dispatched at 9:03 a.m. to the accident in south Houston County near Perdue Farms.