A couple witnessed a terrifying accident that took place Sunday afternoon in Mer Rouge, Louisiana, when a freight train crashed into an 18-wheeler stuck on the tracks.
The man took his camera out as soon as he saw that the truck was hung-up on the railroad crossing.
The truck driver jumped out of the vehicle before the crash and was uninjured. Some 18-train cars were derailed and two people were injured in the accident, according to Mer Rouge Police Chief Mitch Stephens.
“Two injuries; the train conductor and engineer. Right now they are not life threatening but they are serious injuries,” Stephens told Myarklamiss.
And here’s the eyewitness report from the YouTube author at “David’s Garden Seeds And Products” channel:
“We were sitting at a train track today on our way from West Monroe, LA to Memphis when we notice a tractor trailer with a crane stuck on the train tracks. Then the train crossing lights came on and I grabbed the camera as the train smashed into the crane.
We are getting a lot of comments about how we should have called 911 instead of filming. There was no need as we were sitting right in front of the police station. Believe me, they heard the crash and came running out.
By the time we were able to go around the train and get to the other side, the police were over there and the driver of the truck was there as well. He is fine but we understand that the train engineers were in pretty bad shape. The thoughts and prayers of David’s Garden Seeds And Products are with them. We pray that God will heal them.
At the time of the crash, we were in shock and I had no idea what had come out of my mouth until I played the video back….you just don’t know how you will react to tragedy that unfolds right before your eyes until it happens.”
Correction: The train wreck occurred in Louisiana and not in Los Angeles.