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.
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.