Pickup driver slams into train near Houston Ship Channel

Pickup driver slams into train near Houston Ship Channel

Credit: KHOU

The incident was reported before 6 a.m. on Jacintoport Boulevard near Beltway 8, just north of the ship channel.

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 7:57 AM

Updated Friday, Jan 3 at 8:04 AM

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas –- First responders were called to east Harris County early Friday where a pickup truck driver hit a train.

The incident was reported before 6 a.m. on Jacintoport Boulevard near Beltway 8, just north of the ship channel.

An ambulance was called to the scene, but the condition of those involved in the incident was not immediately known.

Views from Air 11 showed the train stopped at the crossing, which does not have any arms or lights. The pickup’s frontend was smashed.

As of 6:50 a.m. deputies had reopened the roadway to traffic, and the train was moved out of the way.

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