Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Train wreck kills 4 in small town of Hardeeville

A tragic train-car wreck close to the small town of Hardeeville left four public dead Monday.

Authorities said an Amtrak passenger train struck a car carrying three adults and a 12-year-old child close to the South Carolina-Georgia state line. The car was attempting to cross the railroad tracks at the junction of Main Street (S.C. 46) and U.S. 17 and all inside were killed.

No one on the train was offended.

Hardeeville impermanent city manager Ted Felder told the Associated Press that the crash happened at 9 p.m. Monday when the car tried to get around a voyage arm and beat the train. Felder said the train, which was headed from Charleston to Savannah, Ga., pushed the car about a mile down the tracks before being capable to stop.

No comments:

Post a Comment