2 teens critically injured after train, car collide in Fort Bend County

By Cory McCord - Digital News Editor, Brandon Walker - Reporter

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas - A car and train were involved in a collision in Fort Bend County on Friday, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The collision happened near the intersection of FM 762 and FM 2759, near Greatwood, at about 4:45 p.m.

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Two teens were taken to a hospital in critical condition, according to authorities. One of them was 19 years old and the other was a minor. It is not clear if the victims are related.

Authorities said the vehicle was northbound on FM 762 at the time of the incident.

While the investigation is ongoing, officials believe the driver of the car tried to beat the train across the tracks, resulting in a collision.

"It's extremely important ... whether you're on a bicycle, motorcycle, or just a regular passenger vehicle, that you take heed to those warnings provided by the railroad system," said Sgt. Stephen Woodard, Texas Department of Public Safety.

Woodard confirmed that the train did give proper notice.

The accident caused heavy traffic delays in the area.

 

 

 

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