Missouri Cargo Trains Collide, Buckle Highway Overpass

7 people injured following latest in series of railway accidents raises questions about train safety
1:23 | 05/25/13

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investigators on the scene tonight after two trains colliding in missouri. They were cargo trains, seven people injured. Those trains took out a highway overpass in the process. Here's gio benitez Reporter: The images from southern missouri are dramatic, cars caught in the middle of a mangled mess when two freight trains collided this morning. One train slammed into the other at an intersection. The trains derailed and a highway overpass came crashing down. Two cars traveling on that highway with five people on board came down with it. They were injured, along with two train conductors but incredibly tonight they are in good condition. This is the second major train crash in less than two weeks. Oh, my goodness. Reporter: May 17th two metro nocommuter trains crashed and derailed in bridgeport, connecticut, 72 people were injured. Investigators reveal that just last month a special bar to join two rails was repaired. One engineer told investigators that just before the accident he saw, quote, an unusual condition on the track. So many questions tonight. As that investigation wraps up the ntsb is launching a new investigation into that crash. No word yet on what caused it but tonight those survivors we are area told are actually

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