Train vs Truck

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Thursday morning at 7 a.m. a tractor-trailer truck driver was looking for AMS supply in Bear Creek and decided to cross the railroad tracks to turn his rig around. The first crossing was successful but in an attempt to cross back onto Highway 13 the undercarriage or landing gear of his trailer hung up on the Gin Street crossing. The driver got out of the truck and was across the highway about to call for help in when a single engine north-bound Norfork Southern train rounded the curve and saw the stranded truck. The engineer applied brakes and witnesses said it looked like a slow motion crash. No one was injured. Once the train was backed away, the truck was successfully freed by Lyle’s wrecker service.