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MIDLAND, TX – A semi truck driver escaped from his 18-wheeler on October 10, just before his tractor trailer crashed with a Union Pacific train at a rail crossing in Midland, TX.

A semi truck got stuck at a rail crossing in Midland, TX and crashed with a Union Pacific train on October 10, 2013. Photo credit: CBS 7 News.

A semi truck that got stuck at a rail crossing in Midland, TX was struck by a Union Pacific train on October 10, 2013. Photo credit: CBS 7 News.

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MIDLAND, TX – A trucker was killed on June 3, 2013 when his semi truck was hit by a Union Pacific train after getting stuck on the tracks. Midland is located in Midland County, Texas in the eastern-central part of the state half way between Dallas and El-Paso. The train westbound was on its way from Fort Worth to Monahans, TX at the time.

A semi truck driver was killed when his big rig was hit by a Union Pacific train after getting stuck on the tracks in Midland, TX on June 3, 2013.

A semi truck driver and his dog were killed on June 3, 2013 when his big rig was struck by an oncoming Union Pacific train after his truck got stuck on the tracks in Midland, TX.

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MONROE, N.C. — A semi truck driver, who stopped his 18-wheeler on the tracks trying to make a light, has been charged with failure to stop at a railroad crossing in the Monroe, North Carolina train crash that happened on Tuesday, April 30.

A CSX train plowed into a semi truck that was stopped on the tracks at a rail crossing in Monroe, NC on April 30, 2013 and spilled a load of PVC pipe all over the surrounding area.

A CSX train plowed into a semi truck that was stopped on the tracks at a rail crossing in Monroe, NC on April 30, 2013 and spilled a load of PVC pipe all over the surrounding area.

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HERMISTON, Ore. — A semi truck transporting 10,000 gallons of jet fuel traveled off Highway 730 south of the Oregon/Washington border and overturned onto Union Pacific tracks. The portion of the highway that was closed for eight hours¬† has been reopened.

On February 25, 2013 in Hermiston, OR a tanker semi truck hauling jet fuel was struck by a train after becoming stuck on the tracks. Photo credit: Oregon State Police, KOIN

On February 25, 2013 in Hermiston, OR a tanker semi truck hauling jet fuel was struck by a train after becoming stuck on the tracks. Photo credit: Oregon State Police, KOIN

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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

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ARLINGTON, Tx. — A truck driver was seriously injured and hospitalized after an
Amtrak Texas Eagle train collided with the truck’s cab on Friday, June 29, at a private crossing in west Arlington, Texas.

Rescue crews carry a passenger from the Texas Eagle after a collision between the train and a tractor trailer on June 29, 2012 in west Arlington, Texas. Photo: Star-Telegram/Joyce Marshall

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HUTTO, TX – Three people were injured when a home movers box truck crashed into an Amtrak passenger train in Hutto, TX on Sunday, December 18, 2011.

A box truck that failed to yield at a private driveway rail crossingin Hutto, TX smashed into an Amtrak passenger train on December 18, 2011. Photo credit: John DeLoach

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CENTRALIA, WA – A truck accident in Washington State left three people injured and shut down part of a highway for hours during the morning commute on Wednesday, May 12, 2010. The collision between a semi trailer truck and two cars occurred in a construction zone on Interstate 5 near the city of Centralia, WA near the border between Lewis and Thurston Counties. The truck accident area is south of the Olympia metro region in the west-central section of the state, 85 miles southwest of Seattle, WA and 90 miles north of Portland, Oregon.

Emergency personnel with the West Thurston Regional Fire Authority responded to the scene of the truck accident and offered aid to the victims.

At about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning a 2010 Freightliner semi tractor truck driven by a 39 year old driver from Olympia, WA was traveling south on Interstate 5 near Centralia, WA, just south of Grand Mound. As the 18 wheeler traveled in the vicinity of mile marker 88 near Rochester, south of Great Wolf Lodge, the truck approached a highway construction zone where traffic was moving slower than normal. ... Read More

STANWOOD, WA – Early Thursday morning at about 1:40 am, a stolen Chevy pickup truck crashed into a freight train at the rail crossing at 48th Avenue NW in Stanwood, Washington. The area is in the western part of the state, about 50 miles north of Seattle. The driver of the stolen truck remains missing as police piece together the mystery. The street where the accident occurred is also known as Valde Road.

Investigators examine the twisted wreckage of a pickup that crashed into a moving train in Stanwood, WA early Thursday morning.

According to a spokesman from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway, the pickup truck that hit the freight train was apparently stolen from a local Stanwood business. The BNSF is investigating the incident… ... Read More

WICHITA, Kansas — A train and semi truck accident occurred Thursday evening in North Wichita Kansas when a train hit the back of a semi truck stuck on the tracks. The accident happened at 37th Street North and Broadway.

Semi truck stuck on tracks when crossing arms came down on it. Train hits back of truck

Traffic in Wichita was backed up for some time Thursday evening due to a train accident.

Police say a semi was stopped on the tracks when the crossing arms came down over it.

The truck tried to move but couldn’t and was struck in the back end by the train.

Fortunately no one was hurt in the accident.

Gordon and Elias are Nationwide FELA Lawyers and truck accident lawyers representing truck injury victims and railroad worker injuries. Contact a FELA lawyer or Kansas truck accident attorney if you or a loved one have been injured.

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