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SAN ANTONIO, TX – A semi truck hauling mattresses in San Antonio on August 27 was hit by a Union Pacific train that was traveling northbound resulting in a fiery crash.

A semi truck hauling mattresses stalled on the tracks at a rail crossing in San Antonio, TX and was hit by a Union Pacific train on August 27, 2013. Photo credit: Chopper 5 / Kens5.com

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The accident happened on Tuesday, August 27, around 12:50 p.m. after the semi truck stalled at a rail crossing at Fratt Rd near I-35 just north of the Walzem Rd exit. There were no reports of any injured railroad workers in the incident.

Map shows location of fiery semi truck crash with a Union Pacific train at the Fratt Rd rail crossing next to I-35 in San Antonio, TX on August 27, 2013.

Map shows location of fiery semi truck crash with a Union Pacific train at the Fratt Rd rail crossing next to I-35 in San Antonio, TX on August 27, 2013.

The truck driver was able to get out of the vehicle on time and was not injured in the accident. The crash completely demolished the semi truck cab which was consumed by the resulting blaze that started after the collision.

The fire spread to a grassy area next to the Fratt Rd intersection with the I-35 access road.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.


Blog post by Houston truck accident lawyer Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP

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