Videos Show the Moment Train Collides with Semi-Truck on Hwy 182 in Iberia Parish
A major train derailment along Louisiana Highway 182 has halted traffic in Iberia Parish, leading to significant disruptions in the area. The derailment has forced the closure of the highway spanning from the St. Martin Parish line to Darby Lane in New Iberia, as reported by the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office.
Videos circulating on social media platforms offer a chilling glimpse into the heart-stopping moment of the accident. One of the most widely shared videos captures the exact moment when the train crashes into a stranded semi-truck on the tracks.
This video, captured by Joshua Faulk and later shared on Facebook by Nicki Stein, carries a caption that provides further insights. According to the caption, the 18-wheeler truck driver found himself trapped on the tracks but managed to evacuate his vehicle before the horrifying collision took place.
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Yet another harrowing video posted by Seth Patrick Pattillo provides a closer perspective of the impact that is a little too close for comfort.
It remains unclear at this time what led to the semi-truck being stuck on the tracks or if there are any casualties or major injuries as a result of the crash. Authorities are currently on the scene assessing the damage and working towards clearing the area.
The story is still unfolding, and further updates are awaited. Motorists and commuters are advised to avoid the affected section of the highway and seek alternative routes.