Decatur, Georgia: CSX train and MARTA bus collision

24 May

A CSX train has collided with a MARTA bus on the McDonough Street automatic barrier equipped level crossing in Decatur, fortunately without any injuries. The collision occurred at approximately 06.30 on May 22nd, 2013 as a consequence of the bus stalling on the level crossing. The driver was able to evacuate himself and the four bus passengers to a safe location before the collision occurred, trapping the bus between the train and a level crossing signal. The collision caused road traffic to be diverted throughout the day and into May 23rd, 2013.

This is the second collision on this level crossing in reent times with another accident having occurred in February 2012.

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