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A BNSF train derailment was reported in northwest Harris County on Thursday, August 2 near Houston when 2 trains derailed, after trying to merge onto the same track.

Tanker cars lay derailed and tipped over on their sides next to a locomotive after a BNSF train collision in northwest Houston, TX on July 26, 2012. Photo credit: KHOU

The train accident occurred at about 10:30 a.m Thursday morning when BNSF Railway Co., called in to report the derailment.

Map showing location of BNSF train collision in northwest Houston, TX just south of Fallbrook Rd and Miller Street on July 26, 2012.

The incident happened at Miller Road and Fallbrook Drive. No injuries were reported at the time of the accident. The sheriff’s office said that the three cars that derailed were empty. Steve Forsberg, a BNSF spokesman, said another car loaded with flour was also affected by the collision and fell partially off the track.

Forsberg said one moving train sideswiped the other, knocking the three empty cars off the track.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

Posted by Houston railroad injury lawyer, Gordon, Elias & Seely.

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