BERLIN -- 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.
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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.