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Train rams truck at crossing in southwestern Germany; 33 injured, 4 of them seriously

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    The wreckage of a truck stands on the track after a collision with a train near Talhausen south of Stuttgart, Friday July 4, 2014. A train has collided with a truck at a railway crossing in southwestern Germany, leaving 33 people injured- four of them seriously. A police statement said that the truck, a low-loader carrying a skip, got stuck on the crossing for reasons that remain unclear. The train driver braked sharply but was unable to avoid the truck, which was pushed about 50 meters (165 feet) along the track. The truck driver and a passenger were lightly injured. Thirty-one people aboard the train were injured. (AP Photo/dpa, Bernd Weißbrod) (The Associated Press)

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    The wreckage of a truck stands on the track after a collision with a train near Talhausen south of Stuttgart, Friday July 4, 2014. A train has collided with a truck at a railway crossing in southwestern Germany, leaving 33 people injured- four of them seriously. A police statement said that the truck, a low-loader carrying a skip, got stuck on the crossing for reasons that remain unclear. The train driver braked sharply but was unable to avoid the truck, which was pushed about 50 meters (165 feet) along the track. The truck driver and a passenger were lightly injured. Thirty-one people aboard the train were injured. (AP Photo/dpa, Bernd Weißbrod) (The Associated Press)

Police say a train has collided with a truck at a railway crossing in southwestern Germany, leaving 33 people injured — four of them seriously.

The accident happened late Friday morning at Talhausen, south of Stuttgart. A police statement said that the flatbed truck, which was carrying a dumpster, got stuck on the crossing for reasons that remain unclear.

The train driver braked sharply but was unable to avoid the truck, which was pushed about 50 meters (165 feet) along the track.

The truck driver and a passenger were lightly injured. Thirty-one people aboard the train were also hurt.