4 in­jured in freight train col­li­sion

Chattanooga Times Free Press - - NEWS -

Two freight trains col­lided in ru­ral Alabama, in­jur­ing four peo­ple on board.

The Tuscaloosa News re­ported the col­li­sion hap­pened Thurs­day af­ter­noon in Pick­ens County. The sher­iff’s of­fice told the news­pa­per four peo­ple were se­ri­ously in­jured and were air­lifted to a Birm­ing­ham hos­pi­tal.

Pick­ens County Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency Di­rec­tor Ken Gibson said the trains in­volved in the col­li­sion are owned by Alabama and Gulf Coast Rail­way. They were not pulling any rail­road cars at the time of the col­li­sion.

Gibson told the news­pa­per there ap­peared to be a mis­take in com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

The National Trans­porta­tion Safety Board is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the ac­ci­dent.

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