A Hopkins County woman and her young child escaped injuries Wednesday afternoon when her vehicle stalled on some railroad tracks and was hit by a train.
The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office reports deputies responded to the scene of the collision at West Moss in Earlington around 4:50 Wednesday afternoon where 24 year old Jasmine Bottoms of Madisonville had turned onto the road from US 41-A when her vehicle stalled on the train tracks and she was unable to get it off the railroad tracks. Authorities say Bottoms saw a northbound CSX train on the tracks and was able to get herself and her 5-year old child out of the vehicle before the train crashed into it.
CSX personnel arrived on the scene and inspected the train and the track where the collision occurred and the train was able to stay in service and continue on its route.
The Mortons Gap Police Department, Earlington Fire and St. Charles Fire Departments assisted the sheriff’s office at the scene of the accident.