Man flown to hospital after train hits his car in Coweta County

A collision between a train and a car in Coweta County left a man in critical condition.
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A collision between a train and a car in Coweta County left a man in critical condition.

Credit: Coweta County Fire Rescue

Credit: Coweta County Fire Rescue

A man was flown to the hospital after his car was hit by a train in Coweta County on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

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The car was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, Coweta County Fire Rescue said. (Photo: Coweta County Fire Rescue)

The car was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, Coweta County Fire Rescue said. (Photo: Coweta County Fire Rescue)
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The car was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, Coweta County Fire Rescue said. (Photo: Coweta County Fire Rescue)

Fire officials arrived at Ga. 29 North and Wash Johnson Road to find the man out of his car, which was on fire, Coweta County Fire Rescue said in a news release.

He was flown to Atlanta Medical Center in critical condition, but Georgia State Patrol said his injuries were later determined to be non-life-threatening.

A GSP news release said the man “either did not see or tried to beat the train,” leading to the collision. His vehicle was struck on the front passenger side.

The train and its cargo were undamaged by the crash.

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