Ellendale, Del. -? A 35-year-old man sustaining serious injuries was rushed to a local hospital following a collision between a train and a car last Monday afternoon.
The mishap occurred around 1:30 oclock in the afternoon at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Main Street in Ellendale, Del.
According to Del State Police a Subaru 2013 Impreza was running eastbound along Main Street. As it was approaching the railroad tracks along Railroad Ave., the driver was unable to stop for the crossing signal and run inside the way of the Norfolk Southern southbound train. It was a long one with three engines and 22 cars attached.
Police reported that the train hit the Impreza on the drivers side that caused the causing the car to spin around and stop on the eastern side of the tracks.? The train with its cars stopped without derailment just at the southern part of Main Street.
The car driver, who wore a seat belt, was trapped inside the vehicle and was freed by the Ellendale Volunteer Fire Company.? He was immediately delivered to the Hospital of Milford Memorial Hospital but was later transferred to the Medical center of Christiana where he is said to be presently under in critical condition that was later declared stable.
Police reported that none of the train personnel were injured during the crash.
Authorities diverted the traffic on Main Street to the side streets for about almost an hour and a half while prelim investigation of the crash continued and the scene was cleared.
A man from Virginia was unable to stop for a railroad crossing signal in Ellendale that caused his Subaru Impreza to be struck by the southbound train.
The accident happened t occurred at around 1:30 oclock in the afternoon when Brandon A. Rudy, age 35 and resident of Vienna, Va. was driving a Subaru 2013 Impreza bound east along Main Street. He failed to stop for a crossing signal at the railroad tracks near Railroad Ave. For unknown reasons, his vehicle entered the path of a Norfolk Southern train. His car was hit by the train on the drivers side that made his Subaru to twist counter-clockwise and stop on the east side of the tracks.
Master Cpl. Gary Fournier, spokesperson of Delaware State Police said that Rudy who was wearing a seat belt was trapped inside the vehicle. It took some time for him to be freed by the emergency crew of Ellendale Volunteer Fire Company.
Rudy was transported to Memorial Hospital of Bayhealth in critical condition. He was later transferred to Milford Memorial Hospital and finally to the Medical Center of Christiana where he is now in stable condition..
The train and its cars were able to brake without derailing, just south of Main Street. Fortunately, there was no report of other injuries after the collision.
Police are continuing their probe into the crash. Due to the mishap, traffic along Main Street was transferred to the side streets for almost an hour and a half.
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Source: Milford Beacon Com