VIDEO: Projectile Train Car Axle Narrowly Misses Truck

Projectile Asle Near Miss

Highway 67 at U.S. 85 near Sedalia, Colorado is expected to be closed until late tonight (Friday night) due to a train derailment.

A projectile axle resulting from a Colorado BNSF train derailment caused a close-call for motorists in Douglas County yesterday (near Highway 67 in Sedalia) around 1:30 p.m.

As the surveillance video below shows, the axle – which weighs nearly one ton, hurdles down a hill! The axle narrowly misses a pickup truck, and speeds towards a gas station before reaching it’s final resting place. A total of 17 train cars were derailed.

It is not yet known what caused the train to derail.


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