UNION CITY, Okla. — A pickup truck was hit by a train in Union City Thursday.
Police say a white Chevy pickup crossed the tracks just as a Union Pacific train was pulling a 107 car load across the tracks at the intersection of S.W. 44th and U.S. 181 around 8: 25 a.m.
That’s when reports say the train hit the truck just behind the passenger compartment, causing the truck to spin into a ditch.
The Union City Police Department says no one was injured in the accident.
This intersection is controlled by signs both westbound and eastbound. The Union Pacific Railroad and the Department of Transportation say they are in the process of installing full automated railroad crossing barricades at this intersection.
All motorists should be cautious and use extra care in crossing any and all railroad crossings. The railroad always has the right of way.