CSX Train Collides With Car in Southeast

The car landed in the river

By Andy Salsman
|  Saturday, Nov 28, 2009  |  Updated 12:30 PM EDT
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CSX Train Collides With Car in Southeast

NBCWashington.com

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It was a close call for a man who managed to get out from his car shortly before it was struck by a freight train in Southeast DC Saturday morning.

Investigators say the car, which was parked on the tracks at the west end of the Anacostia Railroad Bridge, was hit just after 5 a.m. by an outbound CSX train.

The car landed on its side in the river, in about 1 to 2 feet of water. The man got out of the car before emergency crews got to the scene in the 2000 block of M Street.

The driver was taken to the hospital with non-serious injuries. He is expected to be all right.

CSX says the train wasn’t damaged.

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