I was the physician on-scene to pronounce this man dead. At first glance, it appeared that the car had hit a telephone pole. There was an indentation of about 5-6 feet in the front end of the car, displacing the engine completely. The car lay at teh bottom of a small embankment at the intersecion of the railroad tracks and the road. I looked around to see the pole that he had hit, and felt my stomach sink when I realized that he had hit a train instead. The train of course, was nowhere to be found. A black coal train, crossign the road at 2AM…he may have never even seen it. He was only about a mile from home too.
Saturday, January 15, 11 a.m.
Gotham County Fatal Crash
A Gotham County man died after his car collided with a train early Saturday morning. Police said the John Doe, 28, of Kryptonville, failed to yield to a train on Route 99 around 2 A.M.. His car was hit by a Norfolk Southern Train. Officials said Doe died at the scene. Police said the train’s engineer apparently didn’t know he hit anything, and the train continued to it’s destination.