Thorsby Teen Injured When Train Hits Car

A 17-year-old Thorsby boy was seriously injured when a train hit the car he was driving.

Officials said that about three p-m, Austin Carr was stuck in traffic midway across the train tracks on Franklin Street when a train approached from the south.  Carr tried unsuccessfully to get around the cars in front of him.

The train struck the rear passenger side of his 1993 Mazda. He was thrown headfirst into the windshield.  Carr was taken by LifeSaver helicopter to U-A-B Hospital with extensive head injuries.   In the past year, Thorsby High School has lost three students to car crashes. Principal Russ Bryan said the community will pray for Carr's recovery.

Courtesy:  Alabama Associated Press