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Heart-stopping footage of a train ploughing into an 18-wheeler stuck on the tracks

Luckily nobody was killed in the accident.

A LORRY HAULING a long crane got stuck while crossing railway tracks in the town of Mer Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday.

It appears there wasn’t time to alert the railway authorities, and a freight train came speeding along the tracks.

The truck driver jumped clear, according to local police. This eyewitness video was filmed by a couple waiting in traffic by the crossing.

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Two engineers on the train were hurt in the collision, with one still being treated in hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

- Additional reporting AP, video via Reddit

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