Memphis Train Collision Sends Crew Members to Hospital This Morning

NOVEMBER 22, 2006 - Posted at 7:38 a.m. CST, updated at 11:24 a.m. CST

MEMPHIS, TN - A low-speed train collision early this morning in Memphis sent train crew members to a hospital, though officials say their injuries did not appear serious.

Four rail cars derailed after an eastbound Union Pacific train arriving from Little Rock, was involved in the collision with a stopped Burlington Northern-Santa Fe train at 2:21 a.m. near downtown Memphis.  That's from Union Pacific spokesman Joe Arbona.

It wasn't immediately clear how many crew members were hurt.

Arbona says no one on the BN-SF train or outside the train was hurt, he said.

Four cars overturned.  Two were empty and the other two were carrying non-hazardous products that Arbona says did not spill.

Union Pacific is investigating the accident.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)