Driver seriously injured after 18-wheeler struck by train at Katy Hockley Road

HOCKLEY, Texas (KTRK) -- A truck driver is seriously injured after a train struck an 18-wheeler hauling gravel in northwest Harris County Wednesday morning.

Harris County District 5 sheriff's deputies responded to the crash at 16955 Katy Hockley Road.

According to the sheriff's office, the 18-wheeler was on the tracks at the intersection of Katy Hockley and the US-290 feeder road when the railroad crossing arms came down.

When the train hit, the 18-wheeler truck was torn away from the load of gravel and pushed a quarter mile down the railroad tracks.

SkyEye video from above the scene showed the aftermath of the crash.

According to Captain J. Shannon, the driver of the 18-wheeler was transported via LifeFlight to the hospital in critical but stable condition. Officials say the driver is expected to survive.



Photos tweeted by Shannon show the truck completely crushed.

Officials are asking drivers to avoid the area. They expect the intersection to be blocked for several hours.

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