Trolley accident witness: ‘It was unreal’

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A trolley struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday afternoon at 14th Avenue and 20th Street South in Birmingham.

The accident happened around noon.

Fred Bolling witnessed the accident and says the woman who was struck appeared to be walking with some sort of limp.

“There was nothing else coming. All of the sudden I saw the trolley truck turn, and I couldn’t imagine why he was still going,” Bolling said. “All of the sudden the lady that I had just seen here had disappeared and it’s almost as if it was a movie.

“It was unreal. She was being drug down the street, and the trolley truck seemed as if it did not even know she had been hit until it came to that resting point. It’s the most horrific thing I’ve ever seen.”

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