Big Rig Gets Stuck on Train Tracks Resulting in a “Condiment Catastrophe”
Cibolo, TX – A big rig loaded with pickles, mayonnaise, mustard and dressing was split in half after being hit by a train on Monday, sending condiments flying all over the area.
The incident — dubbed the “Condiment Catastrophe” by the Cibolo Police Department (CPD) — took place around 6:30 a.m. on Monday along Farm to Market Road 78 and Country Lane in Cibolo, a small town northeast of San Antonio.
Police in Cibolo say a train struck an 18-wheeler that was high-centered on railroad tracks, splitting it in half and causing a huge mess on Monday morning.
According to local outlet FOX San Antonio, the semi-truck got “high-centered” and stuck on the tracks.
The driver of the truck (whose identity was not released by officials) noticed a train headed his direction and exited the big rig.
Authorities told FOX San Antonio the driver “tried to wave down the train, but was unsuccessful.”
The train collided with the semi, sending the trailer’s load of condiments flying all over the area.
Thankfully, no injuries were reported.
Photos of the scene reveal the train literally split the tractor-trailer in half, with the red tractor on one side of the tracks and the trailer on the other.
The load of condiments was scattered for yards on both sides of the tracks.
It took approximately eight hours for crews to clean up the mess of pickles, mayonnaise, mustard and dressing.
CPD reported crews from Union Pacific were working on repairs into the early evening hours.
— Cibolo Police Dept (@CiboloPD) July 13, 2020