Utility bucket truck rollover damages railroad

HARLINGEN β€” Police called for an extra large wrecker to clear an electrical services bucket truck and trailer that was rolled over on its side.

The large LineTec Services utility bucket truck and trailer flipped onto railroad tracks in west Harlingen yesterday afternoon.

The accident happened around 4 p.m. at the intersection of Altas Palmas Road and Business 83.

The bucket truck and trailer ended up resting on the train tracks.

Police said there were no major injuries.

The rollover caused an unknown amount of damage to the tracks.

Also involved in the crash was a city of Harlingen sanitation department truck that was hauling solid waste containers.

It’s not clear what caused the LineTec Services bucket truck to roll over or how the city of Harlingen truck was involved in the crash.

Police had not concluded with their investigation to report who was at fault by press time.

The city truck had a rear tire blown out and the trailer the truck was hauling had its left rear tires ripped off. The rims were bent and damaged.

Altas Palmas Road was closed to traffic at the intersection and traffic was rerouted going westbound on Business 83 until the scene was cleared at about 5 p.m. by the Harlingen police and fire departments.

LineTec Services is a utility services company based out of Alexandria, Louisiana.

It partners with utilities and cooperatives to help provide electric service to hundreds of thousands of people in the Gulf Coast Region.