WATCH | Amtrak train smashes into a stranded car carrier

19 October 2021 - 21:21 By Motoring Staff

Chaos literally erupted outside Thackerville, Oklahoma, last Friday when a large car hauler truck stranded across a railway track was hit by a speeding Amtrak train. The truck had apparently high-centred on the tracks and was unable to move. According to a report from the Love County Sheriff's Office the driver exited the truck with his dog after realising that a collision was imminent. The impact caused the train to derail and saw five of its 110 passengers sustain minor injuries. The cars, however, were significantly worse for wear. 


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