Infrared technology helps Lawrence police after train derailment

LAWRENCE, Kan. (KCTV) — There were no serious injuries from a train derailment near Lawrence on Friday night — thanks in large part to infrared technology.

The Lawrence Police Department’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (drone) team assisted the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Union Pacific during the cleanup.

The team used infrared technology to determine that there were no hot spots or fires after the derailment.

They provided a direct link to Union Pacific staff to help them coordinate the response.

About 20 coal cars derailed Friday night just north of Lawrence.

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