Train crashes into stuck truck hauling a track loader in Texas

Updated Jul 17, 2015

The driver of a tractor trailer with a track loader in haul escaped a close call in Texas recently when his rig got stuck on a railroad crossing and was hit by a train.

According to a report from the Odessa American, the rig became stuck on a crossing off Interstate 20 in Ector County around 9 a.m. June 25.

The driver “frantically,” attempted to move the truck from the tracks, the paper reports, but as the train approached, he was forced to leave the cab.

The train crashed into the truck shortly after, severely damaging the trailer and loader but leaving the truck cab surprisingly, and “mostly intact,” the American reported. No one was injured in the incident and the train managed to stay on the tracks.

The train’s lead locomotive was damaged in the crash and removed for repairs. Union Pacific crews had the crash cleaned up by 1 p.m.