Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Train slams into trailer after semi driver loses race in México state

Another semi driver has once again tried to win a race against a train — and lost, this time in an urban area in the greater Mexico City metropolitan area.

Security cameras captured the semi traveling across a level crossing in the Rústica Xalostoc neighborhood of Ecatepec, México state, and almost winning the race.

But the train struck the back end of the semi-trailer, driving it sideways into a car, a school bus and a motorcycle that had stopped for the train on the other side of the crossing.

The collision also affected a nearby building with enough force to shake the camera mounted on it.

Police said one person suffered minor injuries.

Source: El Universal (sp)

Have something to say? Paid Subscribers get all access to make & read comments.
Photo of suspect seated handcuffed in police truck bed with a blurred out head

Canadian tourist attacked in downtown Mérida

A man whom authorities believe was suffering from mental problems struck the woman with an ax, but her injuries appeared not to be life-threatening.
Conductor standing in doorway of Maya Train railroad car

When will the Maya Train be completed? Another delay announced

Bridge construction on the southern part of Section 5 will avoid damage to caves, but delay the railway's completion, says AMLO.
A spider monkey next to a picture of confiscated marijuana.

Got 1 min? CDMX cops bust crime ring, seizing drugs, fake bills and…a monkey

In a security operation that led to 61 arrests this past weekend, Mexico City police found drugs, weapons, altars to Santa Muerte and an exotic primate.