Trucker Escapes Unscathed After Train Obliterates Big Rig ‘Caught’ Between Barrier Arms
Irving, TX – A trucker is fortunate to be alive after his big rig was obliterated by a train in Irving this week.
The incident was captured on video by a motorist and has since made its rounds on social media.
The eight-second long video clip shows a white tractor-trailer pausing at the railroad crossing at North MacArthur Boulevard between the West Irving Station and Downtown Irving/Heritage Crossing Station.
The crossing had its barriers down and red flashing lights engaged.
The truck can then be seen suddenly attempting to cross the tracks as the train’s horn is blaring in the background.
The train — operated by Trinity Railway Express — strikes the trailer, quickly pushing the big rig out of view.
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According to the Dallas/Fort Worth affiliate of CBS News, the incident occurred Monday shortly before 5:30 p.m.
Police stated the truck got “caught” between the barrier arms.
One person on the train sustained minor injuries according to authorities.
The identity of the trucker was not released, but police did not report any injuries to the driver.
The trailer was empty at the time of the accident, police stated.