The movie earlier mentioned captures what transpired after a semi truck carrying a load of motor vehicles bought itself high-centered on a railroad crossing Friday in the vicinity of Thackerville, Okla. An Amtrak teach hits the incapacitated truck at speed in one of the most impressive crashes we can recall, sending the truckload of motor vehicles flying and crumpling the automobile trailer. Worse, 5 individuals aboard the Amtrak were being hurt and were being transported to a clinic, according to Adore County firefighters, though the injuries were being non-important.
Hearth officers stated the driver of the truck was not hurt, nor were being his puppies. In the movie, you can see anyone jumping up and down in a vain try to warn the teach. That might properly have been the trucker.
Photographs in the gallery underneath present the aftermath of the crash, with some motor vehicles nearly unrecognizable. The effect lifted the locomotive off the tracks and derailed it, as you can see in one of the pictures.
The teach was northbound. Thackerville is in southern Oklahoma north of Dallas/Fort Truly worth. Some of the Amtrak passengers were being ferried in university buses to lodging, whilst some stayed aboard. There was a locomotive at the rear of the teach, so the ruined locomotive was uncoupled and a locomotive at the south stop of the teach was made use of to acquire passengers back to Fort Truly worth.