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HOUSTON, TX — A semi truck driver carrying frozen poultry on Wednesday, Aug. 22, crossed over the railroad tracks while traveling east on Rankin Road and was struck by an oncoming train scattering the frozen chickens across the tracks.

A semi truck tries to cross the tracks and gets stuck in traffic, then gets hit by oncoming train in Houston, TX on August 22, 2012. Photo credit: KHOU

According to the Houston Chronicle, Harris County deputies responded to the accident that occurred at about 8:20 a.m. when the train struck the end of the tractor trailer, splitting it in half and slamming into two vehicles waiting on a red light along East Hardy Road and Rankin Road.

Map showing location of semi truck and train crash in North Houston, TX on August 22, 2012 at the East Hardy Rd and Rankin Rd rail crossing.

Deputy Thomas Gilliland of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said the driver of the 18-wheeler had some bad luck. “He (rig driver) didn’t disregard the train (track) lighting. He was already across the tracks but he couldn’t move for because of the traffic,” Gilliland said.

Officials said no charges are expected to be filed in the crash.


Posted by Houston truck accident lawyer Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP

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