Due to their large size, trucks are often involved in serious collisions with other vehicles. A recent news story from the US tells of a flatbed truck that was struck by a train and dragged down the track half a mile. Luckily the driver was able to escape the truck before the collision happened. Read more details below.
Footage has emerged of a flatbed trailer being struck by a train at a crossing in Texas, before it was dragged half a mile down the track.
The driver managed to get out of his rig minutes before the train hit on Wednesday morning in Midland.
There were no reports of any injuries.
It is not known why the truck, which is believed to have been carrying lengths of pipe, had stopped on the tracks.
In other news from India, a tour bus carrying French tourists was struck by a truck leaving many with minor injuries and 4 seriously hurt. Read the full story below.
OHDPUR, India : Four French tourists were in critical condition after a tour bus they were riding in was hit by a truck and overturned Monday in a northwestern Indian city.