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Norfolk Southern train hits car after it stalls on tracks in Suffolk

The car stalled on the tracks as a train was coming. The driver and passenger were able to safely get out before the train struck the car.
Credit: City of Suffolk

SUFFOLK, Va. — Two people are OK after they were able to get out of their car before a train hit it Thursday morning.

Emergency Communications was called around 5:59 a.m. about the accident involving a Norfolk Southern train and a car at Lake Meade Drive and Lake Cohoon Road.

According to spokeswoman Diana L. Klink, the car stalled on the tracks as a train was coming. The two people inside the car were able to quickly get out before the westbound traveling train struck the car.

There was no derailment, Klink said in a news release.

Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire & Rescue remain on the scene of the accident this morning.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time.