Train hits trailer in Acworth
by Nikki Wiley
March 19, 2014 06:52 PM | 3177 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bradley Cox and Steve Myers, employees with Wilbur’s Garage in Acworth, remove items from the trailer and place the household belongings onto Hillside Drive so that traffic can pass through. <br>Staff/Kelly J. Huff
Bradley Cox and Steve Myers, employees with Wilbur’s Garage in Acworth, remove items from the trailer and place the household belongings onto Hillside Drive so that traffic can pass through.
Staff/Kelly J. Huff
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CSX workers check and measure the rails of the track bed Wednesday morning after a train struck a trailer carrying personal belongings in Acworth near School Street.  <br>Staff/Kelly J. Huff
CSX workers check and measure the rails of the track bed Wednesday morning after a train struck a trailer carrying personal belongings in Acworth near School Street.
Staff/Kelly J. Huff
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Workers on the scene of a train wreck that occurred at about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday in downtown Acworth. <br>Special to the Journal/Mark Cheatham, Acworth P.D.
Workers on the scene of a train wreck that occurred at about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday in downtown Acworth.
Special to the Journal/Mark Cheatham, Acworth P.D.
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ACWORTH — Roads were closed for several hours in downtown Acworth on Wednesday as residents made their morning work commutes after a train hit a trailer.

At about 3:39 a.m., Cpl. L. Montcalm of Acworth Police encountered a truck towing a large enclosed trailer that was lodged on the railroad track crossing the intersection of School and Main streets.

She immediately called police dispatch.

Before CSX Corp., which operates the tracks, could be notified, a train had hit the trailer, dragging it about a quarter of a mile down the tracks.

The people in the truck made it out with no injuries after Montcalm saw the train coming and told them “several times” to get out of the vehicle and wait across the street, according to reports.

The driver, Richard Brown, 29, of Summerfield, Fla., was cited for violating a law that prohibits trailers from crossing the intersection, said Capt. Mark Cheatham, spokesman for the Acworth Police Department.

The intersection of School and Main streets, along with Lemon and Main streets, were closed for several hours as crews worked to remove the trailer, furniture and other personal items strewn along the tracks.

The trailer was severely damaged.

Roads were reopened before 11 a.m.

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