UPDATE- According to subsequent reports, Martin Beckles did pass on from injuries sustained in this accident.
Wednesday, July 3rd 2013– Martin Beckles, 51, was identified in reports as the driver of a FedEx truck that was involved in an accident with a CSX train in Hawthorne, FL on Wednesday. Beckles was admitted in critical condition to the University of Florida Health Hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries sustained in the accident.
Scene of the Accident:
Investigation into the cause of the accident is currently underway, but preliminary reports did state that there are no cross arms at the rail road crossing. It is likely that this lack of safety equipment heavily contributed to the accident. No workers or staff on the train involved in the accident were reported as having had sustained any injuries.