On Thursday, at least 21 train cars derailed in Glendale, Kentucky, after a conductor was forced to apply the brakes to prevent a collision with a semi-truck stuck on the tracks.
The incident occurred around 3 p.m. in downtown Glendale, which is located roughly 50 miles south of Louisville.
The train, which was hauling other vehicles southbound, went into emergency mode, causing the 21 cars to run off the tracks and land close to nearby buildings and homes.
Although the train avoided the semi-truck, one of the derailed cars collided with a vehicle close to the tracks, injuring a woman inside.
The police officer at the scene described the injuries as minor and not life-threatening. The train was not carrying hazardous materials, according to police.
Last week, CSX had a derailment in West Virginia when all four locomotives and 22 empty cars derailed after hitting a boulder lodged in the tracks.
Several of the cars fell into the riverbed, spilling an unknown amount of diesel fuel and oil into the water.
On the same day as the Glendale incident, train derailments also occurred in Washington state and Arizona.
A BNSF train ran off a berm on the Swinomish tribal reservation in Washington, spilling around 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel.
Eight BNSF cars carrying corn syrup derailed in western Arizona, near the state’s border with California and Nevada, though no spills were reported.
There were no injuries reported in either of these incidents. The cause of both derailments is unclear.»Train Accidents Across America: Kentucky, Washington, and Arizona Report Incidents«