Truck driver escapes collision with train unhurt

The driver says he didn't see the sign prohibiting trucks until it was too late. (Norcross Police Department/CBS 46)
The driver says he didn't see the sign prohibiting trucks until it was too late. (Norcross Police Department/CBS 46)

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — A truck driver and his wife were able to escape unharmed as a freight train slammed into their vehicle, which had become stuck on the tracks in downtown Norcross.

WSB-TV reports the tractor-trailer driver Eli Mercado was moving a family from Norcross to Florida when he got stuck Tuesday evening. His wife fled from the cab while Mercado tried to save the vehicle. At the urging of his wife and police, Mercado escaped seconds before the train collided with the vehicle, scattering the family’s possessions everywhere.

Mercado says he didn’t see the signs prohibiting trucks until it was too late.

Roads were closed in the area as crews worked for hours to clean up the debris.

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