A train derailment in Northwest Atlanta Sunday night left a local man hospitalized, according to reporting by Atlanta TV news station 11 Alive.
Authorities are investigating the incident and according to preliminary reports from the Atlanta Police Department, the incident occurred in the 2900 block of Parrott Avenue NW, in the Riverside neighborhood just inside the I-285 Atlanta perimeter highway near the Chattahoochee River. The initial call to the Atlanta Police Department was for a traffic accident, but responding officers quickly realized what they were looking at was a rescue. The details have not been released of that rescue operation, but one person was hospitalized.
The train belonged to Norfolk Southern and derailed around 8 p.m. Representatives of Norfolk Southern are still gathering information about the cause of the derailment, but the train was reportedly carrying no hazardous materials, only paper slurry, pulp board, and consumer products. Crews are working to repair the crossing equipment and reopen the affected roads, while train traffic has resumed on the railway.
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