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November 12, 2003

Tift County - A log truck gets hit by a train. Dwayne Coker drove his log truck over train tracks on Carpenter Road in Chula in Tift County.

Coker was attempting to turn on Highway 41, but got held up traffic. The back of his log truck was still on the track when the train came through.

Coker had to make a quick decision, either pull out in front of the traffic or get hit by a train. He says, "Between the tracks and the stop sign there's not room for a commercial vehicle, so I was between a rock and a hard spot."

At least 12 tons of logs spilled off the trailer, but nobody was injured. Coker says the carts on the other track blocked his view from seeing the train coming.

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