Amtrak spokesman says all safety equipment working on train that struck 11-year-old

From The Flint Journal

An Amtrak spokesman said all safety devices were in use on a Amtrak train that struck 11-year-old Tomas Rodriguez.

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said all the warning devices at the crossing were working and “the train was also flashing lights, ringing its bell and using its loud horn.”

Police also said the gate was down and warning lights working properly just after 7 a.m. at the crossing near Third and Handley streets when the sixth grader was struck.

The conductor chose to go on compassionate leave following the incident, said Magliari. No passengers or crew members were hurt.

The train, heading from Port Huron to Chicago, had a locomotive on each end and six passenger cars in between during the incident.