Thursday, September 22, 2016

A CSX train struck a steamroller Wednesday in Cobb County that had stuck on the trucks, driver seriously injured

Train hits steamroller in Cobb; driver seriously injured
4:48 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 A train struck a steamroller Wednesday in Cobb County. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

A man was seriously injured Wednesday when a train struck the steamroller he was driving in Cobb County, authorities said.

About 11 a.m., the steamroller, which was working on a repaving project, got stuck on the tracks and was hit by an eastbound CSX train, Cobb police spokesman Dana Pierce said. The driver of the steamroller was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

The incident happened on New McEver Road at Hickory Grove Road, officials said. The intersection was closed for about five hours.

The driver’s name was not released.