Rescue efforts underway for 3 railroad employees after trains collide near Panhandle, TX

Two trains collided Tuesday morning near Panhandle, Texas, leaving at least one person injured and three crew workers missing.

The collision occurred around 8:40 a.m. and involved two BNSF freight trains who collided with each other head-on. Each train was carrying two crew members.

One man jumped off the train before the collision and was taken to Northwest Hospital in Amarillo where he is being treated.

Witnesses who saw the train collision said they heard a screeching sound, the ground shook and then it looked as if there was an explosion. The collision was so large it shook trailers from across the street.

With dark, billowing smoke and fire coming from the trains after the collision, officials evacuated the surrounding area due to shifting winds near the fiery collision.

According to TxDOT Amarillo, Highway 60 in Panhandle, Texas is currently closed because of the train collision and fire. Drivers are advised to avoid the area and it has not been announced when the road will reopen.

If you or a loved one have been injured or killed because of a train collision, contact one of our offices today. The Carlson Law Firm has a team of dedicated and experienced attorneys who are ready to assist you.


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