• 1 hospitalized after train collides with truck near uptown

    By: Trish Williford


    CHARLOTTE - A train collided with a truck Wednesday afternoon on West Summit Avenue near South Clarkson Street.
    Workers in the area say they heard a loud boom and went outside to see the wreckage after the train ripped the back of the truck off.

    The Charlotte Fire Department, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and paramedics arrived within minutes.
    But some workers got to the driver of the truck first to make sure he was OK.
    “We just kept talking to the guy trying to get him to speak to us at first,” one witness said.
    The driver was transported to Carolinas Medical Center with potentially life-threatening injuries.
    No one else was injured.

    The cause of the collision is under investigation.

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