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You’ll look twice before crossing the tracks after seeing what happened to a Texas cop


A Midland, Texas, police officer’s surprising encounter with a train was captured on camera earlier this week.

The incident happened on Tuesday, May 21, in Midland County, according to CBS7.

The Midland County Sheriff’s Deputy in the video was waiting for a slow moving train en route to a call about an infant who was having trouble breathing. Clearly impatient to help the child, the officer drove around the crossing gate the second that the train had passed — and wound up paying dearly for that mistake.

You can view videos of the incident below.

Deputy vehicle hit by train, flipped over

A deputy with the Midland County Sheriff’s Office was responding to a call of an infant having breathing issues when his vehicle was struck by a train. https://bit.ly/2HwUaU0

Posted by FOX 7 Austin on Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Midland train crash

WHOA!!! A deputy for the Midland County Sheriff's Office suffered only minor injuries after his patrol unit was struck by a train while responding to a call on Tuesday morning. http://bit.ly/30z0kdD(Video courtesy: Andrea Hood-Brumfield)

Posted by KOKH FOX 25 News, Oklahoma on Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Luckily, the deputy survived the crash with only bruises and some head and neck pain.

Police say that other first responders were able to get the infant who was struggling to breathe to the emergency room.


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