Train Accidents In Osgood, Union County In Last Week

April 29, 2014
By

A car parked on railroad tracks was struck by a CSX train in Osgood Saturday morning.

Osgood Town Marshall Eric Roush said no one was hurt but the driver of the car is now facing misdemeanor charges for driving while suspended.

There were three occupants in the vehicle that were in the process of moving homes, Roush indicated. They safely escaped before the collision with the train, which demolished the vehicle. No word on why the car was stopped on the railroad tracks.

The CSX train reportedly weighed 5,000 tons and was approximately 7,000 ft. long. The legal speed limit for a train there is 40 miles per hour, the involved train was traveling at 36 mph prior to the accident, Roush said.

“It was an unfortunate accident but could have turned out a lot worse,” Roush said.

Authorities were on the scene for upwards of four hours gathering statements from both parties involved. The male driver of the vehicle was cited for driving while suspended.

The identity of those involved has not been released as part of the ongoing investigation.

The accident marked the second in a week for a CSX train involved in a crash in Southeast Indiana.

On Sat., April 19, a farmer in Union County was injured after a train collided with his John Deere sprayer near the town of Cottage Grove.

Driver Ryan Vogelsang, 50, was transported to a nearby hospital for chest pain.

Investigators said he was operating the sprayer on a private lane when he crossed railroad tracks and the train struck the tank area of the sprayer.

Listen Live

Upcoming Events

May
28
Sat
9:00 am Versailles Farmer’s Market @ Versailles Courthouse Square
Versailles Farmer’s Market @ Versailles Courthouse Square
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Versailles Farmer's Market @ Versailles Courthouse Square
Share this:TweetEmailPrint
May
29
Sun
all-day Sunman Farmers Market
Sunman Farmers Market
May 29 all-day
The Sunman Park Board will be hosting the Sunman Farmers Market for the 2016 season. Every Saturday beginning May 14 til October 29. For spaces & more information contact Janice 812-65-2180Share this:TweetEmailPrint
May
30
Mon
8:00 am Honorary Ceremony for Veterans @ Batesville Area
Honorary Ceremony for Veterans @ Batesville Area
May 30 @ 8:00 am
VFW Post 3183 American Legion Post 271 The Honor Guard and Firing Squad will honor our deceased beterans with a brief ceremony at each of six local cemetereis. Each ceremony will consist of a brief prayer, three volleys of fire and the playing of Taps. The schedule is as follows: 8:00 AM – Holy family Cemetery (Oldenburg) 8:30 AM – Saint Anthony Cemetery (Morris) 9:00 AM – Saint Mark Cemetery 9:30 AM – Saint John Cemetery (Huntersville) 10:00 AM – Saint Louis Cemetery 10:30 AM – Methodist Cemetery This will be followed by Memorial Day observance at Liberty Park at 11:00 AM, hosted by the American Legion. An open house at the American Legion will follow the ceremony at Liberty Park. The public is cordially invited to attend any or all of these ceremonies.Share this:TweetEmailPrint

View Calendar