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Freight train hits car in Wilson's Mills

Posted February 3, 2012

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— A freight train demolished an abandoned car stuck on train tracks in Wilson's Mills early Friday, authorities said.

Police said the driver was probably unfamiliar with the area and went through a dead-end on Fire Department Road at a high rate of speed before jumping a guardrail and landing on the tracks. Investigators are trying to contact the car's owner to determine who was driving.

The train hit the car shortly after 4:30 a.m., and the car split in half, police said.

No one was injured in the wreck, authorities said.

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  • anonemoose Feb 3, 2012

    Final Score:

    CSX 14 Car 0

  • rrfan Feb 3, 2012

    "OK...so the car sat on the tracks for 4 hours.....? Seems like this could have easily been prevented with a call to a tow truck or the railways."

    Where did the 4 hours come from? I didn't read that in this story. And you right, it would be nice if whoever put it there would have told somebody. At least then the authorities could have stopped the train and had the vehicle removed.

  • tholtnc Feb 3, 2012

    Are they absolutely postive it was empty? Remember the wreck in Princeton the people were thrown from the car....

  • redraleighwolf Feb 3, 2012

    NOW i remember where i parked.....thanks.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Feb 3, 2012

    That mean 'ole train should have gone around that car. Bad, bad train!

  • sunshine1040 Feb 3, 2012

    A car just jumps a guard rail either someome drrove it or did we have an eartquake,flood or nudslide that was not reported. Time to investigate and find out how the car got their and why it was not moved before the tain got there

  • not my real name Feb 3, 2012

    OK...so the car sat on the tracks for 4 hours.....? Seems like this could have easily been prevented with a call to a tow truck or the railways. At least there wasn't some drunk guy sleepin it off in the car. That would have been ugly.