CSX Train Conductor Prevents a Deadly Train-Pedestrian Accident
According to a news report on freightwaves.com, a CSX train conductor had earned recognition from law enforcement agencies in Georgia for stopping his CSX train before it struck a homeless man lying on the train tracks.* The news report states that as a result of the conductor's quick actions, no injuries occurred.
The close call train accident happened on Friday morning, according to Marietta police. The train conductor was operating a mile-long freight train at average speeds when the conductor spotted someone lying on the train tracks. The train conductor's fast actions enabled him to stop the CSX train before hitting a homeless man experiencing hypothermia.
The Marietta police stated on the department's Facebook page that the homeless man fell down and was unable to get back up. The homeless man then became hypothermic, and he would have died if hit by the train.
When the train stopped, local area emergency responders were able to pick up the man and take him to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. In acknowledgment of the incident, CSX stated that they commended their crew's swift action in Marietta, Georgia. Railroad operations are dangerous, and people need to stay away from train tracks.
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