None hurt after train clips car in Oceanway

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It was a close call for one Jacksonville woman on Mother's Day when a train clipped a car at a rail crossing in Oceanway.

Officers were sent to the scene at Faye Road and Hawthorn Street just before 10 a.m. Sunday, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

That's where police found a Ford Mustang with a chewed up fender, the vehicle's driver and debris left behind.

No injuries were reported, the Sheriff's Office said.

JSO said an object hanging off a CSX train struck the Mustang.

A witness told First Coast News it all happened about 9:55 a.m.

The train "collided with a neighborhood woman sitting in her car, perhaps a bit too close to the tracks. Around 50 train cars hit the passengers (sic) car before speeding off and not stopping," Kalie Burton said in part.

CSX spokesperson Kristin Seay told FCN the conductor of the train with four locomotives and 110 empty rails cars was aware of the collision but was not able to stop. Seay said it can take up to one mile for a train to hault progress.

Seay said the conductor notified CSX and the company is investigating the incident.


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