East Point, GA: Train strikes bus straddling the tracks

18 May

Welcome All - Ben HillA bus was trapped on a level crossing as the driver appears to have entered the crossing without his exit being completely clear. The collision occurred on the Welcome All Road level crossing of the CSX Transportation right-of-way in East Point, near Atlanta, immediately after which the bus was to make a left turn on to Ben Hill Road, The distance between the road junction and the level crossing is less than 20 metres.

The collision occurred at about 5.00pm on May 14th, 2015.  While the bus passengers were alerted to the approaching train and many left the bus safely, the bus driver and five passengers five were injured with one of the passengers sustaining serious injuries.

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