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December 21, 2022: Derailment Causes Hazmat Spill in Tennessee

Photo by: Jesse Maize

A Norfolk Southern freight train struck a tractor trailer that was hauling a 134-foot concrete bridge beam in Collegedale, TN on Tuesday afternoon. The truck was stopped on the tracks due to a red light. The truck had begun to move across the tracks but was unable to make it before the train slammed into it. The driver of the truck was not injured. The two man crew onboard the train were transported to a local hospital suffering from minor injuries. Two locomotives and ten railcars derailed during the accident. The force of the impact caused diesel fuel and lube oil to leak from two of the locomotives. Authorities estimate around 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the Wolftever Creek. Booms and absorbent pads were deployed to clean up the spill.

Video: Several train cars derail in Collegedale Tuesday afternoon; 2 hurt

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