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Caught On Camera: Collision Of Train And Bus (Video)

A video (below) has surfaced of a bus that crashed into a train engine in Midland, Texas, on Jan. 9.

A Midland Police Department spokeswoman addressed reporters at a press conference on the day of the crash, reports San Angelo Live: "The driver of a TRACS public transportation vehicle had struck a stationary train. When we came out to the scene, we found that the driver apparently had some kind of medical episode."

In the video, the bus suddenly goes off the road, across a gravel embankment and slams into a Union Pacific train as terrified bus passengers hang on for life.

The bus driver reportedly had a life-threatening condition, and was transported to a local hospital. The two bus passengers made it out of the accident with minor injuries.

"At this point in time, it does not look like the bus was going at a high speed," the spokeswoman stated.

Union Pacific officials said that one of three train engines was pulled from service because of the collision, notes KWES.

The news station reports that the bus went about about 75-100 yards before hitting the stationary train engine, which did not have any passengers aboard.

People offered thoughts and prayers on the KMID Facebook page:

"Praying for everyone involved."

"Looked like off roading to me."

"Prayer for the bus driver for a full recovery and prayer for the passengers!! Everyone was shook up and scared I'm sure!!!"

"No it's not an EZ Rider bus."

"Prayers going~"

"Was it a ex rider bus."

"omg i was on that bus hours b4."

"Prayers go out."

"Prayers go out to bus driver an the [passengers]."

Sources: San Angelo Live, KWES, KMID/Facebook / Photo credit: Drew Jacksich/Flickr

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