UPDATE: Six injured in MARTA bus vs. train collision

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A viewer supplied this photo of the MARTA bus versus train crash to WSB.
A viewer submitted this photo to WSB

A viewer submitted this photo to WSB


A representative of CSX said the train which struck a MARTA bus around 4 p.m. Tuesday, injuring five bus passengers and an operator, was en route from North Baltimore, Ohio, to Jacksonville, Fla.

The collision occurred at a railroad crossing at Welcome All Road and Southmeadow Parkway West in College Park, Georgia, according to a brief statement released by CSX spokeswoman Kristin Seay.

Seay added:

“It was an intermodal train with two locomotives and 19 loaded containers carrying mixed freight and five empty containers.

CSX Police and other company representatives are assisting local authorities on scene. There were no injuries to the train crew. MARTA officials are handling communications about the bus passengers.”

Pictures from the scene seem to indicate that the bus grazed the train on the front driver’s side.

Five occupants of the MARTA bus and the bus operator were injured, according to MARTA spokeswoman Alisa Jackson.

The extent of their wounds was not immediately known, but Jackson said she believed they were not life-threatening.

East Point Fire Officer Renita Shelton told WSB-TV that one person was in serious condition complaining of neck pain and head contusions. She said the other four passengers’ injuries were minor. Two were taken to Atlanta Medical Center and three taken to Grady Hospital, Shelton told the TV station.

WSB-TV reporter Tom Regan snapped this photo at the scene.

WSB-TV reporter Tom Regan snapped this photo at the scene.

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