Train Derails in Collegedale. Dec. 20th 2022

A train derailed in Collegedale , TN early Tuesday afternoon after the engine plowed into a flat bed vehicle carrying a concrete bridge beam that was on the track. The flat bed portion of the vehicle and the beam were ripped into numerous sections as 3 locomotives and 10 rail cars went off the track.

According to fire officials, the driver of the tractor trailer was stopped on the railroad tracks waiting for the light to turn green on Tucker Road. During that time, Norfolk Southern Railroad activated its crossing arms. The tractor trailer was unsuccessful of clearing the railroad tracks and was hit by the train. Three locomotives and 10 railroad cars derailed and slammed into each other causing a disastrous mess. Two Norfolk employees sustained minor injuries and were transported to local area hospitals by HCEMS.