Train vs. Car in Madison on Shelton Road

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MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) - Madison Police officers were on the scene of train accident, shutting down Shelton Road completely at the Oakland Road intersection.

The accident happened around 8:30 Saturday evening. A car and train collided on the railroad tracks.

Officers say the driver jumped out of the car before the train hit, and is not hurt.

They say the car had accidentally stopped on the tracks moments before the train hit.

Officers say the train is a mile and a half long, and the cars as well as the tracks will have to be inspected before the scene can be cleared.

Shelton Road was shutdown until midnight.




  • Bob

    BREAKING: Train vs. Car in Madison on Shelton Road, Expect Delays. Not no one is hurt or dead, but expect delays. That’s real compassion.

  • ?

    How do you “accidentally” stop on railroad tracks. Was the car disabled. Those arms start coming down well before the train reaches the crossing.

  • we

    did they get stuck on the curb in the middle of the road there? Always thought that was a dangerous spot. I know it is there to keep people from sneaking through the train barriers but i always thought a person could accidentally get a car stuck on that right on the tracks.

    • JW

      Actually, Jimmy, I think that the article was updated at 10 am, which means that what we see now is not necessarily what was shown at the time that Bob wrote it at 2 am. The title probably originally read, “BREAKING: Train vs. Car in Madison on Shelton Road, Expect Delays.” It’s not breaking now, so WHNT probably removed that as well as the ending of the title “Expect Delays.” This comment is not meant to sound rude, if it does, but rather an explanation of why his comment may not make sense now.

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