Man Hit By Train Rewarded With $90 Fine

Talk about adding insult to injury.

A Mitchells, Va., man whose vehicle collided with a passenger train has been slapped with $90 in traffic fines.

According to the Star-Exponent, Jonathan Weaver was ticketed with failure to stop at a railroad gate on Sept. 11, 2010.

A southbound Amtrak train hit the rear passenger side of Weaver’s truck.

Amazingly, Weaver was OK, spending only a couple days in a local hospital.

Weaver has some family history with this intersection.  His grandmother, Myral Weaver, was struck and killed by a passenger train at the same location in March 1992, according to the newspaper.

The steep intersection has no safety arms or lights.

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