KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT
Michael J. Glaser
Chief of Police
500 Veterans Boulevard
FAX (504) 712-2209
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sgt. Shaun Watson
Amtrak train strikes vehicle
On January 7, 2016, at 2:18 pm,
Kenner Police received a report of an Amtrak passenger train striking a
vehicle at the intersection of Hanson and Kenner Avenue. A
preliminary investigation revealed a plumbing style truck drove around
the crossing guards in an attempt to beat the train. The train collided
into the rear of the truck. There were two (2) passengers and the
engineer who complained of minor injuries and were taken to a local
hospital as a precautionary measure. The driver of the truck did not
complain of any injuries and will be cited for no driver’s license and
failure to yield to a train.
streets have been blocked as a result of this crash.
Officer William Bagert is in charge of the investigation.
Police Chief Michael Glaser encourages anyone with information on this
incident to contact the Kenner Police Department at (504) 712-2222 or
Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. Callers may remain anonymous.