An Amtrak train carrying more than 200 passengers collided with a box truck at a railroad crossing in Hutto Sunday morning, leaving the truck driver critically injured. The vehicle was struck just before 10 a.m. as the driver attempted to make a right turn at an unarmed Union Pacific railroad crossing just north of U.S. Highway 79 and about one-quarter mile west of SH 130. The truck was turning into a private drive for a self-storage facility when the eastbound train collided with the vehicl
Officals talk with a woman at the scene of the train-truck collision. The driver was thrown from the truck and transported to a nearby hospital. His wife was reportedly behind him in another vehicle when the accident occurred.
Wreckage from the truck hit by a train at the unarmed railroad crossing into a private drive by Carmel Creek Self-Storage north of U.S. Highway 79 and just west of SH 130.
Emergency personnel treating the driver of the truck on the scene. He was later transported to Seton Hospital, where he remains in critical condition.
The driver of a box truck attempting to turn across an unarmed railroad crossing was hit by an Amtrak passenger train in Hutto Sunday morning.
DPS Trooper Michael Knight at a press conference after the collision. The accident remains under investigation but it appears the driver failed to yield to the train, Knight reports.
Amtrak officials at the site of the accident just west of SH 130.
Amtrak personnel examine the wreckage of a truck struck by the Texas Eagle en route from San Antonio to Chicago.
More than 200 passengers were evacuated and transported in Hutto ISD school buses from the accident site to nearby Hutto Baptist Church.