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Police: Pickup left dangling on Ga. Train bridge

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – Police say a man tried to cross a narrow railroad bridge over the Savannah River in his pickup truck. The vehicle hit a beam and was left dangling off the bridge before eventually falling into the water.

The man and his brother, who was a passenger in the truck, are being treated for head injuries, The Augusta Chronicle reports (

The bridge stretches from Augusta, Ga., across the river and into South Carolina. Cory Carlyle, a Richmond County Sheriff’s deputy, says the Ford F-150 got stuck on the tracks early Friday morning. It wound up blocking a train that was headed to South Carolina.

Authorities say the truck hit a trestle beam and later slipped off the bridge as crews tried to free it.


Information from: The Augusta Chronicle ,

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