Four people were killed and one more was seriously injured in Oklahoma (in the south-center of the United States) when a train hit the car they were traveling in. The crash occurred yesterday afternoon, when the vehicle made an attempt to cross a level grade without barriers and was hit by a transiting train. The road accident occurred near Poteau, a town with 8,000 inhabitants of the town of Le Flore County. Have taken place on the rescue but four of those on board died during the terrible impact with the convoy. A fifth person was pulled alive from the wreckage and transferred to the hospital. His condition is very serious.
There are many level grades without barriers in the United States. As a result, road accidents of this kind are quite frequent. One of the most serious took place near New York on February 4 last year. A train full of commuters, which departed from Grand Central Station, run over several cars on the tracks. One of them caught fire, which later spread to the carriages of the train. Although most of the passengers survived, seven people, both because of the crash and because of the fire that followed. Dozens of people were injured. The incident occurred at the gates of Valhalla town, north of New York.