Northwest Freeway: Cement Truck Strikes Train Carrying TANKS w/SOT

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DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: 11/9/17 12:17pm
LOCATION: 24815 Northwest Freeway
CITY: Cypress
INCIDENT DETAILS:

  1. Cy Fair VFD responded to a report of a vehicle vs train
  2. The cement truck was trying to cross the tracks when it missed a gear and became stuck on the track
  3. The train conductors saw the truck up ahead and started to slow the train, but were unable to stop it from hitting
  4. The driver of the cement truck was not injured and the train conductors were shaken up but okay
  5. The train is carrying M1A1 Abrams Tanks and the destination is unknown
  6. The train tracks in recent times had a speed limit reduction due to safety reasons

VICTIM INFORMATION: N/A
SUSPECT INFORMATION: N/A
HANDLING AGENCIES: DPS
SOT(s): Cy-Fair Fire Capt. David Padovan
ADDITIONAL: N/A