Train and truck collide just north of New Deal

A 19-year-old woman from Lubbock was rushed to University Medical Center on Tuesday evening after her truck collided with a train. The wreck occurred around 5:00 pm. at the intersection of interstate-27 and County Road 5400 north of New Deal.

According to officials, the woman was headed west on C.R. 5400 when she either did not see the train or tried to beat it. The train clipped the back of her truck.

Authorities said that the victim is now in satisfactory condition.

According to the National Transportation Safety Bureau, about every 115 minutes, a person or vehicle is hit by a train in the U.S. Rail accidents and/or incidents include the following scenarios:

-Derailment

-Train-train collision

-Train-car collisions

-Train-person collisions

-Damage to property

Approximately 1,000 people die in train accidents every year.