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Railroad crossing snags big rig, RV, causing collision that ripped rig apart


A semi truck and an RV both got stuck on railroad tracks in Texas on Wednesday, leading to a train collision that ripped the rig apart. 

The incident occurred on November 4th just after 4 p.m. at the Tejasco intersection near the Rittiman Plaza industrial park in San Antonio, Texas. 

According to The Laredo Morning Times, police initially responded to the scene to aid in the removal of an RV that got stuck just before the train tracks, blocking truck access to the industrial park. 

As crews worked to remove the RV, a truck driver attempting to enter the industrial park realized that the entrance was blocked, so he drove to the next rail road crossing several hundred yards down the tracks. 

The truck then attempted to cross the tracks, but the trailer got stuck, leaving the big rig stranded across the tracks, much like the nearby RV. A slow-moving train then approached the scene but did not stop, smashing into the truck and ripping eight tires from the trailer. The force of the impact even broke open the trailer, allowing some of the truck’s load of Whataburger cups to scatter across the scene.

“Thankfully there were no injuries. The conductor, the truck driver, no one was injured,” said Doug Greene, spokesperson for the San Antonio Police Department. 

Crews worked into the evening to remove the tractor trailer and RV from the scene, along with lots of Whataburger cups. 

No citations were issued in the wake of the accident.


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