Alabama - Train collides with truck, 4 people injured

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    Four people were injured when a train collided with a truck hauling sulfuric acid in the Axis area in north Mobile County, authorities said.

    The crash occurred as the truck pulled out of the Akzo-Nobel chemical plant on U.S. 43 at 11:45 a.m. Thursday. None of the injured sustained life-threatening injuries, said Steve Huffman, Mobile-Fire Rescue Department spokesman.

    The names and conditions of the victims were not immediately available Friday.

    Track warning signals were reportedly working when the truck crossed the tracks, Turnerville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Billy Smith said.

    "The train hit the cab of the truck and luckily not the tank filled with sulfuric acid," Smith told the Press-Register for a Friday story.

    Huffman said the tank of sulfuric acid didn't spill, but was wedged between two derailed cars.

    The injured include the man driving the truck and two men aboard the train. It's not clear if the injured woman was aboard the train or near the tracks, Smith said.

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