Train slams into tow truck in downtown Houston

January 26, 2012 4:50:33 AM PST
A tow truck stuck on the tracks was hit by an oncoming train in downtown Houston yesterday.

The driver was able to get out of the truck before the collision when it was clear he couldn't maneuver the truck out of way. The train slammed into his tow truck and the two cars it was carrying, dragging the pile for half a mile.

There was a warning sign for trucks placed near the crossing.