by Larry Little
All over deep East Texas you will find railroad tracks, most are used to transport goods to and from different places in the country, but these railroads can be very dangerous especially when people ignore railroad crossing guards. Authorities say this is common knowledge to East Texans but they continue to violate the traffic law. "Disregarding railroad crossing device, yes, that is something that is all to common and if you ask anyone who works for the railroad they will tell you how much they hate to see that happen", says Lt. David Young.
An accident last week in Diboll is an example of what can happen. Authorities say the truck driver went around the crossing device and never saw the train, until it was too late. "If you try to beat that train you are gambling with your life", says Young.