Driver injured in Bowling Green train wreck
BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-A driver was injured in a terrible wreck in Bowling Green Tuesday morning involving a train.
At the intersection of Louisville and Tobacco Rd., a train crashed into a Med Center Health van around 8:15 a.m.
Bowling Green Police Department responded to that scene, and determined that the CSX train was travelling North along the tracks when it ran into the van.
The van had been travelling along Tobacco Rd., and was preparing to make a turn onto Louisville Rd.
The driver of that van, who has not yet been identified, as injured in the wreck and flown to a trauma center in Nashville, Tennessee.
According to Public Information Officer Ronnie Ward, at least once a year a car collides with a train at that same intersection.
“I remember a pickup truck got hit, and the driver just admitted that he wasn’t paying attention till he realized that the train was coming,” said Ward.
CSX is doing their own investigation into the wreck, and have taken the train out of commission at this time. According to BGPD the train’s engineer appeared to be doing fine.
Police will continue their investigation, and we will update you here on WNKY when we have more information.