BLUFF CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Two people have been transported to the hospital after their vehicle was involved in an accident with a train in Bluff City on Tuesday morning.
According to Captain Andy Seabolt of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, first responders were called to the scene of the accident at 8:42 a.m.
The crash occurred at the railroad crossing on White Top Road near the Brown Street intersection, according to Seabolt.
Seabolt told News Channel 11 that the two people in the vehicle were transported to the hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
The train was a Norfolk Southern intermodal train on its way to Rutherford, Pennsylvania, according to a statement from Norfolk Southern.
You can read the entire statement below:
At approximately 8:45 a.m. today, a Norfolk Southern train struck an occupied vehicle at the White Top Road railroad crossing in Bluff City, Tennessee.
The intermodal train was en route from Rutherford, Pennsylvania, to Rossville, Tennessee, when the incident occurred. Norfolk Southern assisted local law enforcement in investigating the incident.
At Norfolk Southern, the safety of our employees and the communities we serve is our number one priority. Norfolk Southern advises motorists and pedestrians to stay alert around railroad tracks, and to be mindful of all warning signs and signals at railroad crossings.Rachel McDonnell Bradshaw
Manager Media Relations
Norfolk Southern Corporation
No further details were released.
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