Fort Worth

Semi-Truck, Train Collide in Fort Worth Injuring 6

Six people are recovering after a semi hauling liquid asphalt collided with a Trinity Railway Express train early Wednesday in Fort Worth, fire officials say.

The crash occured at about 5:30 a.m. at a grade crossing east of North Collins Street and Calloway Cemetery Road.

The driver of the semi and five people on the train were injured, including one who was hospitalized in an unknown condition.

Linda Thornton, with Trinity Metro, said the semi was stuck on the tracks with a stopped vehicle ahead and nowhere to go.

"In this case, the truck driver misjudged the clearance of his vehicle before crossing the tracks and did not clear the tracks," Thornton said. "Big vehicles are not going to beat a train and should only cross when they can completely clear the tracks."

Thornton said the TRE plans to meet with Fort Worth officials Nov. 28 to discuss the crossing and what could be done to mitigate crashes in the area, including a redesign.

There are crossing arms at the intersection, but the road crosses the tracks at an angle and has limited visibility.

The crossing is the same location where two people were killed in a crash in August, fire officials said.

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