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Teen Dies After Getting Hit By Freight Train In Bartow County

BARTOW COUNTY, GA (2/26/2020) — A 17-year-old boy was killed on Wednesday morning while crossing a railroad track in Bartow County.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, the accident occurred on the railroad track near Hall Station Road. Justin Garland, 17, was driving his 1982 Chevrolet C20 over the railroad tracks onto a private drive when he crossed the path of a CSX freight train.

The conductor of the train told authorities that he used the train’s horn to warn the driver, and was unable to stop the train. The freight train struck the passenger door of the Chevrolet, immediately killing Garland.

Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton stated that the conditions of the area were foggy around the time of the accident and that there is not a crossing arm where the accident occurred.

Garland’s family has been notified of the accident, and the GSP is currently handling the crash investigation. 

Source: 11 Alive

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On behalf of Pritchard Injury Firm, we want to express our deepest condolences to those suffering from this tragedy. As personal injury lawyers, we have experienced first-hand the damage that car accidents can do to a family and other loved ones.

By reporting on problems like these, we hope that we can raise awareness for safe driving and advocate for the justice owed to injured victims. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident, contact us today. Our car accident lawyers at Pritchard Injury Firm will do everything they can to make sure you get compensation and justice for your losses.

Please note that all information in this post was taken from a second-hand source. If you see anything inaccurate in this post, please notify our office right away.

Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the victims of this horrible incident. If a family member would like the name of a person removed for any reason, please contact us directly.


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