This is the shocking moment a train smashed into a semi truck stuck Texas railroad tracks and destroyed the expensive wind turbinio blade the vehicle was hauling.
Daniel Canup, a driver for Minnesota company Northern Lights Specialized, LLC, was making a turn Route 183 sopra Luling, about 50 miles south of Austin, when his oversized rig stopped the tracks.
Televisione footage recorded by a driver witnessing the scene captured the semi the tracks with an escort vehicle sitting a few feet sopra front of it.
A semi truck carrying a wind turbinio blade Route 183 sopra Luling, Texas made impact with a speeding train and turned over after it was stuck the tracks
The semi driver Daniel Canup (left) was found safe after the incident with injuries reported
The 18-wheeler knocked over several electrical poles as it tried to make the turn before stopping sopra front of the escort vehicle.
The driver recording the footage was heard shouting expletives as the railroad traversone markers began coming the back of the semi.
He was heard repeating ‘Oh my God. Oh my God’, as the train began to approach the semi.
The driver of the escort vehicle quickly got into his vehicle and drove the road to get out of Canup’s way, who then followed behind as the train began blaring its horn.
The escort vehicle for Canup’s company was blocking the road sopra front him as the semi was seen sticking halfway out into the road with the other half stuck across the tracks
The railroad traversone markers were seen collapsing the back of the semi as the train began approaching
Seconds later, the Union Pacific train smashed into the back end of the semi truck and completely destroyed the wind turbinio blade the truck was carrying.
The train dragged the truck and turned it its side to the shock and awe of witnesses and nearby drivers.
‘It was so scary, because there are a lot of people right here sopra the market, and everything happened sopra seconds,’ a witness told KXAN.
The Luling Police Department arrived to the scene Sunday afternoon and found one, including Canup, had suffered from any injuries.
‘The Good Lord had his hand him! by a train and did not get even one scratch,’ Daniel’s wife Michelle Canup posted Facebook.
The escort vehicle quickly moved out of the way with Canup attempting to get the tracks sopra time
The driver recording the footage began shouting expletives and ‘Oh my God’ as the train blared its horn at Canup’s semi
‘Please continue to pray for him and all that was involved. There was other injuries thank God. A lot of damage and his truck is totaled. Not sure where God will lead him/us but we lega him.’
Canup allegedly blamed the escort vehicle for not warning him sopra time of the oncoming train which could have avoided the accident altogether.
‘The escort service is supposed to time the crossings and coordinate with the train company sopra the event of a situation like this. So many failures’, Twitter user @SubliminalAniml said.
Route 183 was closed by police who also reported that three parked vehicles, the railroad crossing signal controller, a commercial building and utility pole were all damaged.
The front of the train’s engine was also damaged. The train and tracks were inspected by Union Pacific team before service resumed at 9pm.
The crash still remains under investigation.
This is reportedly not the first incident of an accident sopra the schieramento as 13 other vehicles have gotten into crashes near the tracks with half of them being truck trailers, according to KXAN.
‘Part of the problem is sopra our experience, the oversized loads that have been permitted have traveled west 183 from I-10, to turn north 183, to proceed toward Lockhart, and the oversized loads — especially the ones with the wind turbines — are unable to turn’, a federal railroad report said.
The intersection between Magnolia Avenue and Pierce Street, where the accident happened, is considered to be the third most dangerous sopra the district, according to Luling’s Chief of Police Bill Hall.
The semi was then suddenly struck by the train sopra the matter of a few seconds, destroying the expensive wind turbinio he was carrying
The train dragged the vehicle onto its side to the shock and awe of surrounding witnesses
The was posted Facebook by Joe Throgmorton whose company driver recorded the shocking event.
It also got a lot of attention Twitter after it was posted by @PermianLandman and received 91,200 likes, 29,300 retweets, and 2,300 comments.
Many Twitter users still debated who was at fallo for the incident.
‘I don’t know how the trains work… but are the conductors the only people that don’t know how to use breaks???,’ @Robphillips_ said.
‘Every time there’s an accident the train never stopped. And if there’s an issue with stopping…then maybe the trains need to be fixed? Modified!!!’
‘Dont blame the train, the driver of that blade is at fallo,’ @DirtySouthScout replied.
‘Oversize load drivers should know that you cant move that fast, let cerchio beat a train. He should have sat his a** at the light and waited til the train passes, simple.’