VIDEO: Freight Train Collides With Tractor Trailer in NYC

The crash happened just before 1 a.m. Wednesday in Queens, N.Y.

ByABC News
July 10, 2015, 4:53 PM

— -- Three people escaped without serious injury after a terrifying crash between a freight train and a tractor-trailer -- all caught on another driver's dash cam.

Just before 1 a.m. Wednesday, in Queens, New York, a truck driver's camera captured a freight train zoom by and collide with an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer.

The train pushed the tractor-trailer about 100 to 200 feet down the tracks, according to ABC station WABC in New York.

The dash cam video appears to show that the gates weren't down and the lights didn't flash until just before the collision.

The tractor-trailer driver suffered minor injuries, WABC reported, and the train conductor and engineer refused medical attention.

The train's conductor helped the driver get out of the truck after the accident, said Paul Victor, president of the New York & Atlantic Railway.

The crash is under investigation, said Victor. Officials are interviewing witnesses and analyzing the locomotive black boxes and crossing signal black boxes, Victor said.

The speed limit at the crash site is 15 miles per hour, Victor told ABC News, adding that officials won't speculate on the train's speed without looking at black box data.

The train was carrying solid waste, according to Victor.

ABC News' Daniel Steinberger contributed to this report.