Fourth Train Accident in Alabama in One Week

Yet another train accident has claimed a life in Alabama. It happened in Jefferson County where a man apparently fell asleep on a set of Alabaster railroad tracks. He was hit and killed Sunday by a CSX freight train.

The tracks are near Highway 31. The man's identity wasn't immediately known. It was the fourth train accident in Alabama in the past week.

On Thursday, four people died in an accident in Chilton County as a van full of people tried to cross tracks near Thorsby. Four others in the van were injured. There were no traffic barriers at the crossing.

Two more incidents involving trains were reported in Bessemer last week. There were no fatalities reported in those accidents.