Train vs. Truck That Made it MOST Of The Way Across The Tracks
Yesterday, video was shared from Luling, Texas of a truck hauling one of those giant windmill blades that thought he was going to make it across the train tracks.
The blades are long. Like 120 feet long. It's not clear what exactly happened, but one can assume the train wasn't nearby when they started crossing the tracks. It looked to be in the middle of a turn when the crossing arms came down.
The truck driver hit the gas and tried to make it off the tracks, but didn't quite make it. Turns out, trains don't care if you made it MOST of the way.
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Video from the opposite side of the tracks was also posted, showing what the back side looked like.
Officials said the accident also damaged three parked vehicles, the railroad crossing controller, a commercial building, and a utility pole.
Both of the engines pulling the train had to be replaced, and the load was back on the tracks by 9pm last night.
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