Seven Injured in Missouri as Trains Collide, Trigger Highway Bridge Collapse
Here we go again.
Two freight trains collided and derailed early Saturday in southeast Missouri, then triggered the collapse of a highway overpass when several rail cars struck a support pillar.
Seven people were injured, including two personnel on the trains and five individuals in cars on the overpass on Highway M near Scott City, about 120 miles south of St. Louis, NBC affiliate KSDK reported. All the injured were treated for minor injuries and released.
The collision occurred before dawn at a rail intersection.
One train T-boned the other one and caused it to derail, and the derailed train hit a pillar which caused the overpass to collapse,” Scott County Sheriff’s dispatcher Clay Slipis told Reuters.