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Train Slices Through Moving Truck - SLIDE SHOW

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Emergency crews swarmed the area after calls of a train hitting a moving truck started coming in.

Valdosta police tell us, just after eight Monday Morning the truck got hung up on the tracks here before the train hit its trailer.

The driver got out of the truck before the train totaled his ride.

"It looked from the right angle like the train hit a large vehicle. It was a lot of debris," said Valdosta Resident James Blake.

Police are still looking into the cause of the crash. But add the train tracks could've played a factor.

The tracks are old and sit up high.

A moving company in town tells us, the driver wasn't from South Georgia and wouldn't have known about the trouble of crossing these tracks.

"That's just something for that trailer to get caught up on the tracks like that, said Valdosta Resident Ricky Norwood. "They really need to investigate that to find out what really happened."

As horrifying as the crash was, fortunately There were no injuries to either the truck driver or the conductor of the train.

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Valdosta, Georgia - August 8, 2011 -

The Valdosta Police Department says that around 8:00am on August 8, a Mayflower moving truck became stuck on the train tracks on South Oak Street when a train slammed into the trailer end of the moving truck, tearing it into pieces. The truck slit into two pieces.


Video of the wreckage

The driver of the moving truck was able to escape. Household belongings, such as blankets, clothing, and toys, are still scattered along the tracks as of 11am.

We have a reporter on the scene.

No injuries were reported. The trailer is completely destroyed.

Parts of the area are still blocked off at this time.

Stay with WCTV for updates.


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