News

Amtrak train collides with semi trailer in Texas

An Amtrak train collided with a semi-truck in Texas on Monday night, several hours after a deadly Amtrak derailment in the state of Washington.

The Union Pacific Railroad, which owns the Texas tracks, said the crash happened in San Marcos, Texas, around 8 a.m. local time, Fox 7 Austin reported.

Amtrak Train collides with semi-truck in San Marcos https://t.co/qQ8rAHx25R pic.twitter.com/uYenooQZwf

— FOX 7 Austin (@fox7austin) 19 December 2017

None of the 150 passengers and crew on board were harmed, Amtrak spokesman Jeff DeGraff told KXAN. No information on the truck of the inhabitants was immediately available.

Sitting on an @Amtrak train. We came in collision with an 18-wheeler outside #SanMarcos #texas @CNN #Amtrak pic.twitter.com/Yc5zqxzR3L

— Grackle (@grackleofaustin) 19 December 2017

The back-end of the semi was destroyed and the truck was later towed from the scene, DeGraff said. The tracks were then inspected and approved for use.

The train, which was traveling to San Antonio from Chicago, will resume its journey by 9:25 pm

Earlier Monday, an Amtrak train with 70 passengers between Seattle and Portland derails near Tacoma, killing at least three passengers.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular