Train hits truck at Texas crossing

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.

Train hits truck at Texas crossing

 

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.

 

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/

 

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.

 

Truck hits French tour bus in India, 4 hurt badly

 

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.

About 30 other French tourists received more minor injuries in the accident in the historic city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan state, police said.  
   
The French Embassy in New Delhi said the ambassador was traveling to Jodhpur where the injured were being treated in a hospital.   
   
The tourists were leaving a resort when the accident occurred. Police said the truck slammed into the bus on a highway that goes around the city.   
   
India has the world’s deadliest roads, with more than 110,000 people killed annually. Most crashes are blamed on reckless driving, poorly maintained roads and aging vehicles.–AP
Stories like these show just what a responsibility driving a truck is. Any lapse of concentration can have devastating consequences not only for the driver but also for other road users. Be sure to keep checking back here for the latest truck-related news from around the world.

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