Couple Captures Video Of Train Smashing Through 18-Wheeler, Derailing

Giuseppe Macri Tech Editor
Font Size:

A couple driving through Mer Rouge, La., on Oct. 5 caught dramatic footage of a train derailment on video after an 18-wheeler caught on the tracks failed to move before a 87-carriage freight train slammed through it, derailing 17 cars and two engines.


The derailment of the Union Pacific prompted the evacuation of 50 homes in the vicinity of the crash over fears of a gas leak, The Daily Dot reports. The truck driver was not in the vehicle at the time of the collision and the train operator is being treated for minor injuries. No fatalities were reported.

Follow Giuseppe on Twitter and Facebook