Watch: moment U.S police officer vehicle hit by a train
A U.S police officer from Midland County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a train collision Tuesday while responding to an emergency call, Sheriff office said.
The officer was responding to a distress call for a child who was having trouble breathing.
The railroad crossing signal was working and signaled a coming train, but the police officer made the decision to cross anyway, where the officer did not see the train coming.
Video posted online shows the officer vehicle attempting to go around a stopped train at a railroad intersection when another train comes out from behind and hits the deputy.
The officer was hospitalized at Midland Memorial Hospital and only suffered minor injuries.
The Department of Public Safety is investigating the incident.