A trucker hauling dead cows says he didn't see the train coming until too late.

But Wayne Bockman wasn't hurt when the train smacked into his truck at a rural southeast Nebraska intersection Tuesday afternoon.

The coal train was traveling more than 35 mph. The impact ripped off the front of the truck and spun it around.

The accident occurred southeast of Firth, near Adams.

Bockman says he stopped at the tracks, then continued because he didn't see any trains coming. He says the road crosses the tracks at a severe angle, making visibility difficult.

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