Train collides with 18-wheeler in NW Harris Co.

A viewer snapped this photo of the accident Friday. (iWitness Reports)

January 25, 2013 4:59:03 PM PST
The driver of an 18-wheeler is lucky to be alive after his truck got stuck at a railroad crossing in northwest Harris County Friday and was hit by a freight train.

It happened near Highway 290 and Telge. The driver exited the big rig as a heavy truck tried to help move his 18-wheeler. Only the train and its conductor were involved in the crash.

The conductor was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Crews worked for hours to clear the debris and oil from the 18-wheeler.

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