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Update: Smiths Station teacher hit by train in good condition

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A Smiths Station High School teacher was hit by a train. A Smiths Station High School teacher was hit by a train.
Vivian Martin was traveling in a SUV when hit by a train. Vivian Martin was traveling in a SUV when hit by a train.
SMITHS STATION, Ala. -

A local Alabama teacher is recovering after a train hit the SUV she was driving Monday afternoon. It happened at 11:25am at the railroad tracks adjacent to Lee Road 430 in front of Smiths Station High School.

Vivian Martin, a science teacher at Smiths Station High School, was airlifted to Midtown Medical Center in Columbus where they say she’s in satisfactory condition.

As word spread of the wreck- friends, community members, and even former students gathered at the scene to find out what happened.

"I hope she will be able to get back to the point where she can continue some of the work she was doing because she was very interested in the students and made sure they do what they need to do,” says George Stringer.

According to the Smiths Station High School website, Martin has been teaching at the school for 14 years.

Dr. James McCoy, the Superintendent for Lee County Schools says Martin had "no broken bones and no internal injuries.” He adds that they are in the process of adding crossing gates and control lights at the railroad tracks where the accident happened.

Troopers with the Alabama Department of Public Safety are currently investigating how the accident happened.




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