AKRON, Ala. — Authorities say a train derailment in Alabama has sent one person to the hospital.

Hale County EMA Director Russell Weeden tells AL.com that a train car derailed while an engine was pushing cars to link up with other cars on Wednesday evening in Akron. A worker on the car jumped from it as it tipped over and suffered minor injuries.

No other railcars derailed.


Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews

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