Louisiana train makes emergency stop to avoid hitting two children on tracks


A train crossing Louisiana had to come to a screeching halt to avoid hitting two children who were on the tracks near a parade route Saturday afternoon, cops said.

When the train operator applied the emergency brakes as the train passed through Slidell, some cars separated from the locomotive, the police department said in a social media post. A repair crew had to be dispatched to the scene for repairs, Slidell cops said.

“We are grateful that no one was injured,” the message read. “Please let this be a reminder to exercise extreme caution along train tracks, especially during parades.”

Later that evening, the police department said the train had been repaired and the conductor was waiting for the parade crowd to clear to resume movement.

A conductor operating a train through Louisiana had to apply the emergency brakes to avoid hitting two children who were on the tracks.
Twitter/ Kevin Dupuy, WWL-TV
Some cars separated from the locomotive during the sudden stop, as a repair crew had to be dispatched to the scene for repairs.
Some cars separated from the locomotive during the sudden stop, as a repair crew had to be dispatched to the scene for repairs.
Twitter/ Kevin Dupuy, WWL-TV
The police department said the train was repaired and the conductor waited for the parade crowd to clear before resuming movement.
The police department said the train was repaired and the conductor waited for the parade crowd to clear before resuming movement.
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