Bryan Man Uninjured in Train Accident

A train accident has left a Bryan man unscathed.

The Department of Public Safety says it happened about 8 a.m. Monday on FM 485 in Robertson County.

That is where the driver of a semi, Jake McDonald, reportedly tried to stop at a railroad crossing.

Officials say the truck's breaks failed and McDonald tried to veer off the road, but instead got stuck on the tracks.

A freight train slammed into the back of the semi, severely damaging the truck, but McDonald was not injured.

The train was only going about 19 miles per hour.

The road was closed for a short time to investigate the crash.

McDonald will be charged with failing to stop at a railroad crossing, a Class C Misdemeanor, and faces up to a $200 fine.


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