Train derails near Cloverleaf Elementary; none injured
by Marie Nesmith
Nov 05, 2010 | 5702 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dwayne Jamison, Bartow County Fire Department division chief for special operations, center, joins other law enforcement officers at the scene of a CSX train derailment Friday morning.

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Dwayne Jamison, Bartow County Fire Department division chief for special operations, center, joins other law enforcement officers at the scene of a CSX train derailment Friday morning. MARIE NESMITH/The Daily Tribune News
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Friday about 10:15 a.m., a CSX train transporting grain derailed near Cloverleaf Elementary School on West Felton Road in Cartersville.

Immediately following the incident, Dwayne Jamison, Bartow County Fire Department division chief for special operations, said there were no injuries. Twenty-two train cars derailed in the incident, according to the Associated Press.

“Our biggest concern is security and keeping the public away [from the scene] because the train cars are unstable right now,” he said, adding CSX personnel would be investigating the cause of the incident and it would be turned over to law enforcement.

Bartow County Fire Department, Cartersville Fire Department, Bartow County Sheriff’s Office and Cartersville Police Department all responded.

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