Vehicle struck by train in Valdosta

Vehicle struck by train in Valdosta

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - About 8:15 Thursday morning, Valdosta first responders were dispatched to the 300 block of South Fry Street, where a vehicle was struck by a train.

Officers said vehicle was traveling on South Fry Street when it ran out of gas on the train tracks.  A person stopped to help the stranded motorist.

As a train came down the tracks, they got the stranded vehicle pushed out of the way.

The train struck the second vehicle, causing moderate damage. The two people in the car complained of minor injuries, and were transported to a hospital for treatment.

"The Valdosta Police Department commends the efforts of the good Samaritan for attempting to help a fellow motorist. However, motorists are reminded that if a vehicle becomes disabled on a train track to get all persons clear of the track and to call 911 immediately," said Lieutenant Adam Bembry.

The accident is still under investigation at this time.

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