Train hits vehicle stuck on tracks in Kyle; no one hurt

Car struck by Union Pacific train that got stuck on the Roland Lane crossing in Kyle. (City of Kyle)
Car struck by Union Pacific train that got stuck on the Roland Lane crossing in Kyle. (City of Kyle)

KYLE, Texas (KXAN) — Union Pacific says one of its trains hit a vehicle that was stuck on the tracks in Kyle Sunday night. Fortunately, no one was inside the vehicle at the time.

Kyle police say a man was driving when he turned onto the railroad tracks at the Roland Lane crossing and got stuck around 11 p.m. Passing motorists stopped and tried to help him move the car, but once everyone realized it wasn’t going to budge, they abandoned it as the train approached.

The train struck the car going 40 mph. The train was heading north from Laredo to Chicago carrying cargo containers.

The company says Kyle Police and UP personnel responded to the call. It says the train was cleared as of 1:30 Monday morning and the track was reopened.

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