Train slams into stalled truck; driver escapes unharmed

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The driver of a tractor-trailer that was struck by a train Wednesday, Nov. 4, escaped without injury.

The collision occurred Wednesday afternoon at about 4:40 p.m. in Clayton County south of Atlanta.

The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reports the tractor-trailer was stalled on the railroad tracks when it was hit by the 47-car Norfolk Southern freight train, which was traveling from Garden City to Austell. No crew members of the train were injured.

After being struck by the train, the trailer of the rig caught fire. It is said to have been carrying mattresses at the time of the collision.