Driver Cut from Wreck on Marion County Train Tracks
One person was extricated from a pickup truck on train tracks Friday morning, according to Marion County 911 officials. (Photo courtesy: Mark Wright)
One person was extricated from a pickup truck on train tracks Friday morning, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Department.
The truck went over the 100-foot embankment of Wateman Way in Pleasant Valley just before 7 a.m., landing approximately three-feet from train tracks. The driver was trapped inside the truck until emergency crews were able to cut him out. CSX was notified to stop all trains in the area, said Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Shawn Davis, although crews received a call that a train was in the Kingmont area headed toward the direction of the incident while first responders were extricating the man from the truck. CSX contacted the conductor, who was able to avoid the area of the track, according to the sheriff's department.
The Marion County Rescue Squad was able to transport the man to an ambulance using its UTV Rescue Vehicle. The man was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Deputy Davis said.
The man's name has not yet been released, pending the notification of his family.
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