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Train Accident in Hillsborough

Train Accident in Hillsborough

HILLSBOROUGH, Fla (970 WFLA)- A train accident in Hillsborough county had the FHP busy early Monday afternoon.

An unloaded flatbed tractor trailer operated by Creekside Nursery, Inc. of Dade City, Florida, turned off of SR-39 onto a private dirt road to the entrance of Cone Ranch. The driver stopped the truck and exited to open a gate to the property. The positioning of the stopped tractor trailer left a portion of its trailer on the railway which was subsequently struck by a southbound CSX train transporting 137 box cars.

The impact forced the tractor trailer onto the shoulder of the roadway. No derailment occurred as a result of the crash and none of the three operators on the train were injured.

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