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.

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.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Ohio on Aug 13, 2011 at 03:17 PM
    This is so sad, Thank God no one was injured.
  • by Tom on Aug 9, 2011 at 01:29 PM
    This was not a CSX train. It was a Norfolk Southern train. Hence the black engine with white NS on it. BUT yes.. since this was signaled track the train should have been stopped.
  • by Matt Location: Tallahassee on Aug 9, 2011 at 08:28 AM
    Attention CSX: How on earth were you unable to stop your trains for two whole hours? It sounds like the truck driver called the "In case of track blockage" phone number posted at the crossing, and...what happened? Two hours of hold music? An operator who didn't speak English? Sounds like CSX has some serious problems here.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 9, 2011 at 07:04 AM
    All I could think of is "Caroline still has my casserole dish".
  • by Anonymous on Aug 9, 2011 at 06:51 AM
    From what the tape and pictures show the trailers jacks that allows the trailer to sit with out the truck attached, they go cough against the tracks. How come the tracks was out of aligmnet and the one up just high enough to lodge the trailer.. The Rail road is partiality to blame here.
  • by Go Navy on Aug 9, 2011 at 03:09 AM
    OK, so it was a moving van. But if you ask me, it wasn't moving enough.
  • by off course on Aug 8, 2011 at 05:49 PM
    "our cameras were the only ones rolling" You need to come up with a different introduction paragraph. Stop tooting your own horn
  • by jackie Location: cairo on Aug 8, 2011 at 01:30 PM
    Well if this was in the hands of the Remerton Police Dept. then no wonder the train wasn't stopped!!! They might as well shut that dept. down cause all they're doing is drawing a paycheck.....that they haven't earned!
  • by Steve Location: Marietta, Georgia on Aug 8, 2011 at 12:09 PM
    Everyone with a class A-C.D.L., knows a moving van will high center on tracks. I don't throw it out, without taking it too. This trip should have been planned without RR crossings. They make overpasses for a reason. Thanx.
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      by Southern GA on Aug 8, 2011 at 02:19 PM in reply to Steve
      Well Steve, Ive lived in Southern GA all my life and have done about as much traveling and unless you can circumvent the ENTIRE state of GA, outside of the interstate, a route without railroad crossings, is IMPOSSIBLE!!
  • by valdosta the town that time forgot. Location: ga on Aug 8, 2011 at 11:26 AM
    valdosta is a train town for sure. they need to take some stimulus money or a grant and build a tunnel under the entire city.
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      by Brutal Capital City, Florida on Aug 8, 2011 at 02:22 PM in reply to valdosta the town that time forgot.
      Just tell me how many moving vans were stranded on tracks in Valdosta, causing a train wreck? How many in the last fifty years? I will wait, and I believe in my heart that you will tell me the truth, and I will wait? Can you be specific in the traffic of trains on these rails everyday? Well here I am?
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