Car Hit By Train On McFarland Avenue In Dalton Thursday Morning

Thursday, May 22, 2014
- photo by Bruce Frazier
A car hit was hit by a train at 104 McFarland Avenue in Dalton on Thursday morning. There were no injuries. 

According to witness statements, shortly before 8:10 a.m. the driver of a silver Honda Accord was traveling eastbound on McFarland Avenue when he crossed the railroad tracks. The gates were down and the lights were activated as two trains were approaching. The driver managed to miss the southbound train but was hit in the back quarter panel by the northbound train and his car was dragged a short distance. 

Investigators believe the driver was texting while driving, which contributed to the crash.
The driver was not seriously injured but was transported to Hamilton Medical Center to be checked out further. 

Investigators were on the scene and the train was stopped, blocking the intersection. 
- photo by Bruce Frazier

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