3 trains collide in north Amarillo
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:55:00 GMT —
UPDATE: According to DPS an eastbound BNSF train was stopped when it was rear ended by another eastbound train. This caused cargo to spill onto the westbound tracks, a westbound train then hit the cargo. One of the trains was carrying hazardous materials but it did not spill in the wreck.
UPDATE: Four people have been transported to Northwest Texas Hospital, two of them are in critical condition. Xcel Energy is now on scene to assist as one of the trains is extremely close to power lines. PCSO said that the trains did have hazardous material on board but it did not spill in this incident. PCSO also says that Highland Park Highschool and Tyson should not be affected by this incident.
Wednesday morning emergency crews responded to a three train collision on U.S. Highway 60 and FM 1912, near Highland Park and Tyson.
According to Potter County Sheriff's Office, four to six people were on board. Two people have been transported to Northwest Texas Hospital in critical condition.
At this time BNSF crews are on scene to assess the situation. According to officials no motor vehicles were involved in the incident. There are also reports of power outages in the area.
We have a crew on scene and will bring your more details as they are released.
Listen to recorded scanner audio from the event here.