Car hauler gets pummeled by a train, then crashes down a boat ramp into a lake

A car hauler had a rough morning yesterday that began when his truck got stuck on a set of railroad tracks and ended hours later when his truck was fished out of a nearby lake.

The incident happened on November 6 in Ridgefield, Washington, according to KOMO News.

A car hauler had a rough morning yesterday that began when his truck got stuck on a set of railroad tracks and ended hours later when his truck was fished out of a nearby lake.

Authorities say that the truck driver transporting several cars was en route to the Port of Ridgefield when he became high centered at a railroad crossing near Mill Street and North Railroad Avenue. After the driver left his truck to call 911, the crossing arms lowered and a train struck the trailer, causing one of the cars to fall off onto the railroad tracks.

Car hauler gets pummeled by a train, then crashes down a boat ramp into a lake

The impact of the train loosened the stuck truck, sending it rolling for about a block before it careened straight down a nearby boat ramp into the Lake River.

No injuries were reported.

Police say that about 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled out into the water.

It took a team of tow truck drivers several hours to remove the truck from the river.

It isn’t clear at this time whether charges will be filed.