Video footage caught the moment a freight train smashed into a tractor-trailer in Haverstraw, New York Thursday morning.
The truck reportedly was transporting titanium piping to a nearby plant and got caught on the tracks.
Watch the footage:
Haverstraw, New Main St tracks. HPD & EMS for a train vs tractor trailer, trailer reportedly snapped in half. Haverstraw FD requested.#trainvstractor #trainaccident #Rockland #TRAIN pic.twitter.com/9ZCEwBkxeV
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The driver was not inside the truck during the crash and no injuries have been reported.
CBS News reported:
The driver of the tractor trailer got out minutes before a freight train crashed into it Thursday morning.
Someone in the neighborhood alerted a police sergeant to the truck when it got stuck on the tracks at around 9:30 a.m. The sergeant then told the driver a train was coming.
We’re told the truck was delivering titanium piping to a nearby plant.
“The load he had on was quite heavy, and just the contour of the road, the bed of the tractor trailer got stuck. It kind of scraped, which made him stop, and he was in the process of trying to figure out his way to get himself off. But unfortunately for him the train was coming at that time,” said Haverstraw Police Capt. John Gould.
CSX issued this statement:
At approximately 9:20 a.m. this morning, a CSX train struck an unoccupied vehicle on the railroad tracks at New Main Street in Haverstraw, NY. No injuries were reported. CSX personnel are cooperating with the Haverstraw Police, who are investigating this incident.
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