A train stuck a car crossing the railroad tracks Thursday at West Houston Drive near its intersection with Ga. 247.
No “visible injuries” were observed of the three people — including a 9-year-old — who were in the car when it was struck at 1:42 p.m., said Houston County sheriff’s Capt. Ronnie Harlowe.
“They were outside the car walking and talking when deputies arrived,” said Harlowe, head of the sheriff’s patrol division. “In a train vs. a car crash, it can be bad. But everybody survived this.”
Linwood Harris, 39, of Kathleen, was driving a 2000 Honda Accord when he attempted to cross the tracks and pulled into the path of the southbound Norfolk Southern Railroad train, Harlowe said.
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Houser and his passengers were taken to Houston Medical Center to be checked out as a precaution, Harlowe said.
The crash remains under investigation, Harlowe said.