Mer Rouge, LA: Train crew injured in collision with grounded trailer

14 Oct

The Engineer and Conductor of a train that collided with a grounded low-loader trailer on a level crossing in Mer Rouge, LA were taken to hospital with serious injuries,not thought to be life threatening. The truck driver abandoned his vehicle before it was hit by the train. The accident that occurred on October 5th, 2014 derailed both locomotives and 17 freight cars, one of which was carrying argon gas. Locally, there is a feeling of relief as the rail line through Mer Rouge carries a significant volume of petroleum products.

It is not the policy of LXinfo to provide links to footage of accidents occurring unless there are learning points to be gained from viewing it.

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