Two Trains Have Collided in Downtown Texarkana, Texas
Two trains have collided in downtown Texarkana, Texas derailing one locomotive, pushing four cars off the tracks. No one was seriously hurt, though one train engineer suffered minor injuries.
The two trains collided near the rail yard in Texarkana, Texas around the viaduct and Phenie Street at approximately 12:40 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.
The train that was derailed was carrying auto parts and automobiles and is now laying on its side off the tracks. No hazardous materials were involved in the collision.
According to Fire Chief Eric Schlotter, the driver engineer of one Union Pacific train was treated for minor injuries and released at the scene by emergency personnel.
AEP SWEPCO is on location repairing power poles that were damaged and torn down during the crash.
The two trains collided and derailed about 12:40 this morning near the intersection of Lelia and Phenie Streets just west of the downtown rail yard. The train that derailed is on its side now and was carrying cars and automotive parts. No hazardous materials were involved.
Union Pacific crews will be on scene this morning working to get the cars back on the track.