Maryland Firefighters Free Driver Pinned after SUV Hits Train

Vehicle came to rest 50 yards from the crossing and on its side.

 

 
 
 

WUSA | | Tuesday, July 24, 2012


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HYATTSVILLE, Md. (WUSA) - A CSX train collided with an SUV at 4505 Decatur Street (in the Town of Edmonston and City Hyattsville, according to fire officials) in Prince George's County on Tuesday morning. The crash happened on the Hyattsville side of the tracks. The SUV came to rest about 50 yards from the intersection on its side in the woods.

A county fire spokesperson tweeted that medics were trying to gain access to the driver, who is trapped in the vehicle. The driver, identified as a woman in her 30s, was removed after 30 minutes and placed in a medical transport vehicle. She suffered serious injuries.

CSX officials say the train, which has three engines and 22 cars, originated in Jacksonville, Florida and was headed to Bergen, New Jersey.

Hyattsville police are investigating the cause of the crash.
 





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