The Clanton Advertiser reported a truck and train accident that occurred in Thorsby in mid-June. The truck was sitting on railroad tracks when a CSX train crashed into it at around 10:30 a.m.
As it turned out, the tractor-trailer was attempting to turn, but did not see the train coming until too late. The crash has raised concern about train crossing safety in the area. The article reports that the accident makes the 11th train crash in Thorsby and the 5th in the county in less than a year.
The incident comes one week after various local, state and federal officials met with CSX to discuss a plan to improve safety at 16 crossings from Clanton to Jemison including this one at County Road 623. According to the plans, this crossing would have been closed, and an access road would have been built to another crossing with lights and gates.
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For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Airlines, Cruises, Buses, and Other Mass Transit Accidents.