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Traffic now flowing on Loop 323 after train strikes forklift

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

Traffic is now flowing on northeast Loop 323 after a train accident Wednesday afternoon.

A man on a forklift was operating the machinery near the railroad tracks on Loop 323 near Highway 271 when the forks on the equipment became stuck underneath the tracks.

The operator attempted to move the forklift but the machine would not budge. A train began traveling southbound on the tracks towards the forklift shortly after it became stuck. The machine's operator attempted to alert the train's conductor, but the mile long train was unable to stop. The operator managed to jump from the forklift before the locomotive made impact.

The train struck the forklift and derailed. No injuries were reported.

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