Early in the morning at about 5:25-a.m. a passenger train was traveling north from the barrio hood towards another barrio hood which is about 30 miles away. Out-side the barrio limitís the train was approaching a cross-road, the railroad cross-arm gates were down and the red lights were blinking. Suddenly a black pick-up truck drove around the cross-arm gate, not knowing that another train was coming from the opposite direction, hitting the pick-up truck on the passenger side. On the impact, he truck driver was thrown out of his truck, flying up in the air, went thru one of the train window, breaking it and landing in one of the train passengerís empty seat. No other passengers were hurt.
According to the news reporter investigation, the train keep on going. He reported that this is situation is consider that the train was a hit and run, taking the injured truck driver with it to the next barrio hood 30 miles away. There, the injured man was hospitalized and treated with class cuts and broken ribs. According to the news reporter, the injured man is now pressing charges and suing the train company for hit and run crime. The train company is counter suing the injured man for not having a train passenger ticket and for a broken window. More investigation and charges are pending.
The barrio hood residents are getting together to support the truck driver and for a weekend fundraiser event. Fundraiser coordinators are looking for sponsors who are willing to sponsor the event with a donation of $5,000..00, or $10,000/00, or $15,000.00, or $20,000.00., or $25,000.00, or 50,000.00, or $100.000.00, or $500,00.00, or $1,000,000.00 dollars. Any small or large donations are accepted. Children can bring their own pennies or their piggy saving bank. Fundraiser sale: 5,000 tamales will be available for sale at $1.00 each. Also, soft-drinks and bottle water will be available at $1.00 each. Please come. We need your support. Thank you.
News reporter suggests to slow down, be safe and not to be in a hurry during the Christmas season. Itís better to slow down and get home safe!
There you have it. Believe it or not. You be the judge.
EYE ON THE BARRIO HOOD
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