Vehicle Struck By Train In Atmore

February 17, 2017

Two people reportedly ran for their lives just before a train struck their vehicle early Friday morning in Atmore.

The crash happened about 1:45 a.m. at the Trammell Street crossing just off Nashville Avenue. Reports indicated the driver had turned off the roadway and attempted to drive down the railroad tracks where his vehicle became stuck before being hit by the westbound CSX freight train The vehicle apparently became airborne and became lodged against a crossing arm signal pole.

Both the driver and his passenger escaped the vehicle before the crash. There were no injuries.

The driver was seen being placed into the back of an Atmore Police Department vehicle. It was not immediately known what charges, if any, he might face in connection with the crash.

Further details have not yet been released as the accident investigation continues.  The Atmore Fire Department also responded to the crash. photos, click to enlarge.


20 Responses to “Vehicle Struck By Train In Atmore”

  1. CuzDanny on February 19th, 2017 3:17 pm

    HEY , Do you SEE that BIG PIECE OF METAL coming down the tracks . . . You can’t win this “race” . . .

  2. Calvin qualls on February 19th, 2017 9:40 am

    Advice to anyone crossing the train track make sure you look both ways and hurry across those tracks because i was going to work one mourning and that train was going seventy miles per hour

  3. Ra'sheed Jackson on February 19th, 2017 8:12 am

    Just like in life we all make the wrong turns and need guidance finding our way back. If while driving you get on the wrong track the RR will train you on how to get off quickly.

  4. Ric on February 18th, 2017 7:01 pm

    Lol phil

  5. Linda Moore on February 17th, 2017 5:13 pm

    The only person I feel sorry for is the engineer. My husband worked for the railroad for 37 years. He knows men who hit and killed people in their cars and never got over it. The engineers heart must have stopped until he was certain that no one was injured. Think of the trauma the poor man went through. I hope the obviously drunk driver is held responsible.

  6. Phil on February 17th, 2017 4:33 pm

    Hold my beer and watch this!

  7. Anne on February 17th, 2017 4:18 pm

    An elderly aunt of mine, who was driving way past the time she should have turned in her license, drove onto a railroad crossing and got confused about what to do next.
    She turned her car onto the tracks where it immediately got stuck.
    Fortunately for her, and us, there was no train coming along.
    Other motorists were able to get her to leave the car and a wrecker came to remove the car from the tracks to a parking lot.
    No medications or alcohol were at all involved, she just was “confused”.
    That was her last outing on her own as the driver.
    She’s passed on years ago yet the image still sticks with us.

  8. AC on February 17th, 2017 2:56 pm

    Just a hunch, but
    Alcohol may have been a factor…

  9. Mark on February 17th, 2017 2:46 pm

    I am amazed at how mean hearted these people are that left such negative comments. You do not know the whole story. Often things are not as simple as they appear.

  10. Charlotte on February 17th, 2017 1:38 pm

    You can’t fix stupid.

  11. SharonTuberville on February 17th, 2017 1:03 pm

    There’s people out there that’s wants to live and we lose them. This is pure stupid anyone acting so crazy they sure don’t love life. I just lost two family members in a few days apart that would love to had more of a chance than these nuts. Sorry calling it like I see it I do thank God for sparing there life I hope they make better use of it now.

  12. Matchbox on February 17th, 2017 12:10 pm

    People are so stupid

  13. Carolyn Smith on February 17th, 2017 10:43 am


  14. Over-it on February 17th, 2017 10:42 am

    At that time in the morning, the “Goose” was closing up. Imagine that.

  15. Ronni on February 17th, 2017 10:41 am

    Ignorance at its finest!! SMH!!

  16. anne 1of2 on February 17th, 2017 10:08 am

    I hope CSX can sue that total idiot and no, there is no excuse. Blessings to the CSX Engineer and that passenger needs a new friend.

  17. willy on February 17th, 2017 9:12 am

    carfax says one minor accident………….

  18. That Guy on February 17th, 2017 8:24 am

    If you drive down the tracks, you are going to have a bad day…

  19. Vicki on February 17th, 2017 7:40 am

    Stupid is as stupid does.

  20. Pop on February 17th, 2017 7:20 am

    They need to be on they’re knees thanking God! A split second sooner and it woulda been bad!

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