SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A semi-truck driver escaped uninjured Wednesday evening after being hit by a train in South Sacramento.

Just before 5:30 Tuesday evening, police and firefighters responded to the railroad crossing on Fruitridge Road just east of Power Inn Road for a reported train versus semi-truck collision.

When authorities arrived, they found a semi-truck with trailer carrying potatoes that had obviously been hit by the freight train that was stopped at the same crossing. The freight train was able to come to a stop nearby.

Fortunately, no one was hurt in the collision, as the freight train only hit the trailer portion of the semi-truck, not affecting the cab portion.

Fruitridge Road was shut down while Sacramento Police and Union Pacific Police conducted their investigation into the cause of the collision, although heavy traffic and a nearby traffic light is suspected to be a factor. Two heavy-duty tow trucks were on standby during the investigation, also trying to figure out how to remove the crushed semi-truck.

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