WATCH: Train Flies Off Tracks After Smashing Through Truck Carrying 134-Foot Concrete Beam

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 11: Trains sit at the CSX Oak Point Yard, a freight railroad yard on October 11, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The country's largest railroad unions announced that they have rejected its deal with freight railroads. The union has said the deal doesn't do enough to address the lack of paid sick time or improve working conditions. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • “This afternoon, Norfolk Southern train slams into a tractor trailer carrying a 134 foot concrete truss beam in Collegedale, TN,” the county said in a statement. “Three locomotives and 10 railroad cars derailed and slammed into each other causing a disastrous mess! Two Norfolk employees sustained minor injuries and were transported to local area hospitals by HCEMS.”
  • “The train derailed after colliding with a truck stopped on the tracks due to a red light at the intersection,” said Amy Maxwell, public information officer for Hamilton County Office of Emergency Management.
  • “The railroad crossing bar and signals were working and signaled that the train was approaching,” the statement added.

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