Saturday, June 30, 2007

Train Splits Tractor-Trailer

Jun 28, 2007

(CBS) A train tore a tractor-trailer in two at a railroad crossing in a town northeast of Pittsburgh this morning; but amazingly, no one was injured in the accident.

The crash happened around 9a.m. EDT in O'Hara Township and the impact literally ripped the trailer from its cab, reports CBS station KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh.

Officials say the driver of the tractor-trailer was out of the vehicle and walking around at the scene after the accident.

"The trailer is laying here on the side - it was taken off right behind the cab of the tractor," O'Hara Township Police Superintendent James R. Farringer said. "There's considerable amount of damage that was done to the train to the front engines."

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