Train-vehicle crash closes section of Bellingrath Road

Train-vehicle crash closes section of Bellingrath Road
Published: Nov. 21, 2023 at 5:50 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2023 at 2:47 PM CST
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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - A section of Bellingrath Road was closed this morning after an accident involving a train and a vehicle.

Crews were dispatched for a report of a vehicle fire and a train accident.

Crews with CSX and first responders were on the scene early in the morning.

The Mobile Police Department said the accident led to road closures. Bellingrath Road to Peary Road was shut down all the way to Highway 90. Cary Hamilton Road is also closed to traffic. The MPD said motorists were advised to use alternative routes and avoid the area of the accident.

Mobile police said officers responded to the scene around 4: 14 a.m. and found that the train had struck an unoccupied vehicle stopped on the tracks. The driver had managed to exit before the collision, authorities said. The driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Police did not give any information about the extent of the driver’s injuries.

The incident remains under investigation.