What on EARTH is going on in the world these days?!
Earlier in the week, we reported on a bridge collapse in Washington State leaving three people injured, and this morning in Rockview, Missouri, a Union Pacific train somehow t-boned another freight train at an intersection, causing the former to derail, and inadvertently cause a highway overpass to collapse!
Thankfully, there no cars present during the accident, but seven are reported to have suffered minor injuries - two of whom being the conductor and locomotive engineer of one of the trains and the passengers of vehicles who drove onto the overpass later on, not seeing that the road had given out in the dark!
According to local resident Wayne Woods:
"I heard the crash and stepped outside, and my son said the overpass was down," said Wayne Woods, who lives near the crash. "Then we heard car's tires squealing like it was coming to a stop and a crash, and a horn continuously blowing. At that time, we were on the phone with 911 and trying to get out and block the traffic so no one else would go down into it. When I got over there the train was on its side. They got the guys out and lifted them off the train, and got them off the overpass. One was kind of bloody; the other one looked like he was pretty shook up."
With good enough reason! This sounds absolutely TERRIFYING!
Ch-ch-check out the breaking news footage from local CBS affiliate 12 KFVS (above)!
Glad that everyone involved is safe, and we pray for the quick recovery of those injured!
Tags: accident, derailment, highway overpass, injuries, missouri, overpass collapse, pacific union train, rockview, wayne woods