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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Train hits semi; driver escapes serious injury

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  • The driver of a tractor-trailer is apparently OK, escaping with only minor injuries after the truck was struck by a train.
     
    The Southeast Missourian (http://bit.ly/Wbjf8o ) reports that the accident happened Monday morning in Cape Girardeau County. Police say the Burlington-Northern Santa Fe train struck the trailer, knocking the cab loose. The trailer was dragged for at least a quarter of a mile.
     
    The truck driver was taken to a hospital, but authorities say he did not appear to be badly hurt.
     
    The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
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