Amtrak Train Collides with 18 Wheeler Truck in Temple, Kills Driver

A train collision with an 18 wheeler truck in Temple left the driver of the big rig dead on Monday afternoon when the Amtrak collided with the truck on the tracks.

The train collision occurred near the intersection of East Avenue K and South 12th Street.

The truck driver who was Killeen in the Temple, Texas train accident was identified as 58-year-old Rogers resident Randall Collier.

Officials investigating the truck accident said there was a stop sign at the railroad crossing but no signals or crossing arms.

The Amtrak train was carrying more than 170 passengers to Fort Worth, police told KCENTV. None of the passengers aboard the train experienced injuries as a result of the collision with the 18 wheeler truck.

Temple police are still investigating the scene of the railroad accident in Central Texas and have not released whether the driver of the truck stopped at the sign at the crossing intersection.

Because of the extensive time it can take trains to stop, outfitting intersections and railroad crossings with proper equipment, signals and warnings can be vital to protecting drivers of passenger vehicles, commercial drivers and pedestrians alike.

In addition, maintaining signals and warnings at railroad crossings is equally important to protecting train operators and passengers as well as drivers and foot traffic. Malfunctions and poor maintenance at railroad crossing can place drivers in serious danger, failing to warning them of approaching trains.

If you’ve lost a loved one in a train accident, call our train crash lawyers in Central Texas, serving injured clients from convenient office locations in Temple, Austin, San Antonio and across the state. Our team of attorneys are backed by experienced investigators with extensive backgrounds in law enforcement, investigation and the military. We care. We can help.

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