Holley man injured in accident with train in Hulberton

Posted 9 January 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo courtesy of Holley Fire Chief Pete Hendrickson  – Firefighters respond to the scene at the railroad crossing in Hulberton earlier today when a train struck a pickup truck.

Scott Christ’s pickup was mangled after the accident.

Press Release, Orleans County Sheriff Scott Hess

MURRAY – A Holley was injured this morning when the pickup truck he was operating was struck by a freight train in the Town of Murray.

The incident occurred at about 11:20 a.m. in the 3600 block of Hulberton Road, where it crosses the Falls Railroad Line, between Telegraph and Lynch Roads.

Scott P. Christ, 51, was operating the 2010 Dodge Ram, travelling north, when it was struck by the eastbound train. Christ, who was the sole occupant of the truck, was transported by Monroe Ambulance to Strong West Emergency in Brockport. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The train, owned and operated by Genesee Valley Transportation Company in Batavia, consisted of a locomotive and two freight cars. One was a tanker containing ammonium nitrate and the other was refrigerated storage containing frozen vegetables. Neither of these cars nor their contents was compromised as a result of the collision. There was minimal damage to the locomotive.

The incident was investigated by Deputy E.N. Fuller, assisted by Sgt. D.W. Covis and Lt. C.M. Bourke. Investigation has determined that the railroad crossing lights were functioning properly at the time of the incident.

Personnel from the Holley and Fancher-Hulberton-Murray Fire Departments and Holley Volunteer Ambulance also assisted at the scene. Investigator(s) from Genesee Valley Transportation responded to the incident as well.