Item Details

Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1969 April

A Truck Suffers a Side-Impact Collision With a Westbound Southern Railway Train in Danville, Va.

Digital Collection

The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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Format
Video; Online; Anchor Script; Streaming Video
Release Date
04/07/69
Run Time
50 seconds
Sound
silent
Color
color
Abstract
In Danville, Va., a westbound Southern Railway train crashes into a shipment truck driving on the railroad tracks. Footage shows the side-impact collision and images of the rear section of the truck turned on its side in shambles. Crowds of people look on as the conductors assess the damage on the railroad tracks.
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