Train and semi collide in Erie Twp., truck driver injured - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

breaking news

Train and semi collide in Erie Twp., truck driver injured

ERIE, MI (Toledo News Now) -

The intersection of Telegraph and Lakeside Road was closed Sunday evening after a train hit a semi truck hauling corn.

The fire chief says there are two train tracks there.

One train was already stopped on one set of tracks, but it was not blocking the crossing.

The fire chief says the driver of the semi truck couldn't see the train coming in the other direction as he turned onto Samaria Road.

The train pushed the cab of the truck a quarter of a mile north.

The driver was knocked out of the cab, and found lying in a pool of water, unconscious.

"I heard a loud noise, looked right out the window and instantly saw the semi get hit by the train. There was another train that was blocking his view. So, that's why he couldn't see it when he turned. And he hit it, I seen the whole thing," said a witness who called 911.

The fire chief did not know if the gates were working at the time of the crash.

The driver of the semi was taken to hospital, no word on his injuries tonight.

Mobile users, click on the "video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • CASA expanding location to Mississippi County

    CASA expanding location to Mississippi County

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:13:15 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:45:14 GMT
    (Source: CASA of the 2nd Judicial District of Arkansas)(Source: CASA of the 2nd Judicial District of Arkansas)

    CASA just took a leap in the right direction to serve children in foster care after expanding locations in the 2nd Judicial District in Arkansas.

    CASA just took a leap in the right direction to serve children in foster care after expanding locations in the 2nd Judicial District in Arkansas.

  • September Teacher of the Month: Natasha Turner

    September Teacher of the Month: Natasha Turner

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:19 AM EDT2017-09-20 15:19:05 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:43:31 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Lawrence County teacher was selected as our September Teacher of the Month.

    A Lawrence County teacher was selected as our September Teacher of the Month.

  • Follow the signs: hospital lists new way to enter ER

    Follow the signs: hospital lists new way to enter ER

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:42 PM EDT2017-09-20 18:42:21 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:41:40 GMT

    A Jonesboro hospital has new directions for those heading to the emergency room using their own vehicle.

    A Jonesboro hospital has new directions for those heading to the emergency room using their own vehicle.

Powered by Frankly