Train Hits Truck In Brewton

August 30, 2010

Downtown Brewton, Ala.,was essentially shutdown this afternoon after a truck was hit by a train.

The flatbed truck was struck by the CSX  train at Mildred Street about 1:30 and pushed down the tracks. Debris and rocks from the railbed were scattered along St. Joseph Avenue in the downtown area.

The driver of the truck was reportedly not seriously injured.


7 Responses to “Train Hits Truck In Brewton”

  1. Big Al on August 31st, 2010 4:55 am

    Be careful what you wish for. They just put gates up on the crossing at Old Atmore Road and Hwy 31. The dog gone things stay down with lights flashing about have the time with no train any where in site. But I’d rather stop with no train coming many many times than go ahead with a train coming once….

  2. Jimmy on August 30th, 2010 11:23 pm

    Wish they would put cross gates up. Every 5-7 months there is a wreck there.

  3. Stevo on August 30th, 2010 10:26 pm

    Dave you are so right trains can not swerve and cannot stop quick either I work for the railroad and have had plenty close calls if people would also realize what the fine is for going around them gates they wouldnt do it I think in florida it is up too a 500 dollar fine so people need to think about themselves and there family people are just in too much of a hurry

  4. southern by choice on August 30th, 2010 8:36 pm

    Sure wish truck and car drivers would realize that they can’t out-run the trains, and in the end they will be the losers. It’s just a miracle that this driver wasn’t seriously hurt or killed.

  5. LJ on August 30th, 2010 5:18 pm

    omg thats scary! im glad the driver of the truck isnt seriously injured.

  6. Samantha on August 30th, 2010 4:00 pm

    I saw this accident on my way back to school…it didn’t look good but I am so glad to hear that everyone is ok! GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS!!!! (:

  7. Dave on August 30th, 2010 3:53 pm

    Glad there were no serious injuries.Note to truck driver: Trains can”t swerve.

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