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Man Injured in Downtown Train Crash

One man was injured and taken to Atlanta Medical after apparently attempting to drive around the warning signal cross bar and over the train tracks in downtown Douglasville this morning.

One man was injured and taken to Atlanta Medical after apparently attempting to drive around the warning signal cross bar and over the train tracks in downtown Douglasville this morning, according to Capt. D. Shaw, Douglasville Police Department.

The man had no visible injuries but was complaining about his left leg, Shaw said. The train appeared to be undamaged.

With the railroad crossing bar sticking out of the man's truck and a deep gouge in the street, the preliminary investigation indicates he attempted to drive on the wrong side of the road to avoid the cross bar got his truck caught. Investigating Officer Justin Pollard and Shaw agreed.

After the train stuck the truck, "The man got out of the truck and was walking and talking," Shaw said. "I was told a citizen helped by bending the truck door to get him out."

The accident occurred at the Brown Street Crossing which will be closed until the railroad can repair the signal. Officials do not expect the accident to interfere with traffic on Bankhead Highway.

Chiggerbug February 21, 2013 at 05:29 PM
What a Dumbass.
Cheri Hitching February 21, 2013 at 06:05 PM
DUH!
Repo D Clown February 21, 2013 at 06:25 PM
too bad ya can't fix stupid!
Snipergotem February 21, 2013 at 11:50 PM
Fail
J February 22, 2013 at 03:38 AM
He should have to pay for the cost of the repairs!!! NOT the taxpayers!!!!!'
BP February 22, 2013 at 09:27 AM
http://www.nrc.uscg.mil/reports/rwservlet?standard_web+inc_seq=1039042 DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT CALLER IS REPORTING A GRADE CROSSING ACCIDENT WITH A SPILL OF OIL FROM A VEHICLE THAT WAS HIT ON THE TRACKS. CALLER ALSO STATED THAT THERE WAS ONE POSSIBLE INJURY TO THE DRIVER OF THE TRUCK DUE TO THE FACT THAT HE WAS OUT OF THE VEHICLE DURING THE INCIDENT. CALLER ALSO STATED THAT THERE WAS A RELEASE OF BETWEEN 200 AND 255 GALLONS OF OIL ON THE TRACKS AND ON THE GROUND AS WELL A CLEANUP CONTRACTOR IS ENROUTE TO THE LOCATIONS TO CONDUCT CLEANUPS.
BP February 22, 2013 at 09:49 AM
http://www.dot.ga.gov/doingbusiness/utilities/Documents/StateCrossingActionPlan.pdf 2011 Douglasville relocated SR92 726586S 726587Y & 726588F will be closed, & 726589M relocated to improve geometry. T-SPLOST TIA-DO-003 3 77 0.067374 726587Y NS GA DOUGLAS DOUGLASVILLE MOZLEY ST 1 0 0 0 0 GT 31 2 45 YES 2 8,270
BP February 22, 2013 at 11:42 AM
...apparently attempting to drive around the warning signal cross bar...Apparently these clowns don't know how to do a proper investigation before mouthing off jury tampering around gate BS. Looks more like the truck got stuck in traffic because the short que space has no connection to traffic signals OR the junk signals failed as usual. Evidence let go 1. The train has video of this --- a public paid for thing ---Where is the video??? 2. The train had a event recorder of brakes,lights, horns, etc...public paid for with humongous overcharges---Where are the event recorder readings??? 3. The crossing signal housing has a event recorder with gate operation ---.public paid for with humongous overcharges---Where is the crossing house readings? 4. The crossing maintainer has a hand held that would show if the automated signals were calling him/her to come fix them. Where is the hand held??? 5. The drug/alcohol tests on the train crew are? 6. The railroad control center recording is?
John February 22, 2013 at 04:21 PM
BP, I take it you are a disgruntled ex-railroad employee or the moron driving the truck.
SUNKEN SUB March 19, 2013 at 10:00 PM
One track mind in a TWO track world.

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