No injuries after train clips stopped car

by Wes Mayer

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Coweta Fire Captain Don Pickford and firefighter Jonathan Taylor check for fire harzards after a vehicle was clipped by a train at U.S. Hwy. 29 and Coweta-Heard Road in Grantville on Thursday.

A train clipped a vehicle stopped on railroad tracks in Grantville on Thursday, authorities said, but the driver safely exited the vehicle before the accident.

The vehicle was apparently unoccupied when it was struck, said Assistant Coweta County Fire Chief Mitch Coggin. Around 3 p.m. Thursday, at the intersection of Coweta-Heard Road and U.S. Highway 29 in Grantville, the female driver stopped her vehicle near the railroad crossing. Bystanders told authorities they realized the woman's car was not completely clear of the tracks, and hearing a train approaching, they helped the woman out of her vehicle.

According to Coggin, the train passed through the intersection without stopping, clipping the woman's car and tipping it upside down off the road. Nobody was injured, but the vehicle's driver was transported to West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange by ambulance to treat abdominal pain.



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