A train in North Texas has derailed after plowing through a truck that had become stuck on the tracks, authorities said.
The derailment happened near Aledo, about 20 miles west of Fort Worth.
A Union Pacific train traveling to Fort Worth struck an 18-wheeler semi-truck at a crossing along FM 5 at Annetta Centerpoint Road, the Parker County Sheriff’s Office said.
Two train engines and 17 train cars derailed, FOX4 Dallas-Fort Worth reported.
The outlet cited the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The train conductor was treated at a hospital for minor injuries.
Bystanders captured video of the train smashing through the truck.
“Oh my god,” Samuel Ingram can be heard saying from inside his car as he watched the train derail.
“Look at the train, it is flipping upside down.”
The sheriff’s office said that some oil and diesel fuel spilled, but the fire department and hazmat crews were at the scene.
No other chemicals were spilled and there was no danger to the public.
FM 5 was temporarily closed as officials worked at the scene.
Details on the accident are sparse at this time.
However, a user named Kristi Ingram took to X/Twitter to share a brief 4-second clip of the crash from the perspective of another car down the road.
In it, a semi-truck can be seen with its considerably large load stopped on a set of railroad tracks.
To the shock of the individual filming, a freight train then collides with the load, pushing the truck for a significant distance.
Aledo Texas Train Crash 12/17 9AM pic.twitter.com/TqXdB937a7
— kristi Ingram (@kristi46204) December 17, 2023
While the incident resulted in some diesel and oil spillages, fire department and hazmat crews on the scene said there was no danger to the public at the time and that no injuries had been reported, according to CBS News.