February 27, 2017

Truck-Train Crashes

Authorities continue to investigate a train crash that occurred in Midland County, Texas on January 9.

A TRAX Bus had crashed into a stationary Union Pacific train locomotive. Two passengers on the bus were treated for minor injuries while the female driver of the bus was transported to a medical facility in critical condition. It is unknown whether her condition was related to the medical episode or the collision. No one was on the train when the accident happened. There were three other locomotives involved but those did not sustain damage and were unoccupied as well.

Authorities have said that the driver had a medical episode and went off the road. It traveled nearly 200 yards before it hit a Union Pacific train that had been parked on the tracks. The driver had been traveling eastbound on Highway 80 near Loop 250.

The City of Midland Police Department is heading up the investigation. The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Midland County Sheriff’s Office were also on the scene the day of the accident.

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