Around the Region: Train Crash, Escalator Accident, Murder-Suicide at Barnsley Gardens

A look at top stories from Patch sites across Georgia.

Man Injured in Downtown Train Crash - Douglasville Patch

One man was injured and taken to Atlanta Medical after apparently attempting to drive around the warning signal cross bar and over the train tracks in downtown Douglasville Thursday morning, according to Capt. D. Shaw, Douglasville Police Department.

The man had no visible injuries but was complaining about his left leg, Shaw said. The train appeared to be undamaged.


Tractor-Trailer Slams Into Railroad Overpass - East Atlanta Patch

The stretch of East Confederate Avenue that was closed following a Wednesday evening incident in which a tractor trailer slammed into railroad crossing overpass has reopened. The accident resulted in the trailer being wedged under the bridge with its trailer being sliced in half.

A witness who said he was just three cars behind the truck, said the truck was "moving big time," and that there are a few noticeable cracks now on the bridge.  

Read more on East Atlanta Patch.

Man Trapped on Escalator After Foot Gets Stuck - Buckhead Patch

A man, who was at Phipps Plaza to work on the shopping center's sprinkler system, was rescued after getting his foot caught in one of the parking deck escalators.

According to a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the man was carrying a ladder up the escalator when it slipped and created a wedge in the stairs of the escalator which is where the man's right foot became stuck.

It took Atlanta Firefighters an hour to remove his foot from the escalator using heavy equipment. 

Buckhead Patch has more on this story.

Clerk Shot in Murder-Suicide at Bartow's Barnsley Gardens Resort -Cartersville Patch

Bartow County authorities are investigating an apparent murder-suicide Thursday at an upscale resort near Cartersville.

Sheriff Clark Millsap said in a statement that deputies were called to Barnsley Gardens Resort near Adairsville at 2:40 a.m. to reports a female clerk had been shot. The man who allegedly shot her had fled into nearby woods. 

Visit Cartersville Patch for more information and updates.

Suspect in Attempted Rape Spotted at Botanical Garden - Athens Patch

There was a delay in communication on Wednesday that prevented the University of Georgie Police from reaching the State Botanical Garden in time. Someone had seen a man whom they believed was the suspect in the recent attempted rape at the Botanical Garden, according to a story in the Athens Banner Herald.

UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson advises everyone to remain cautious and vigilant while they're going about their business at the State Botanical Garden.

Athens Patch has additional details.


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