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EMS, Fire, and Police Respond to Vehicle and Train Collision Overnight in the South Side Flats

Date: October 5, 2023
Incident Type: Collision
Location: Zone 3

At approximately 10:40 p.m. on October 4, Police, Fire and EMS responded to the railroad tracks at S. 16th Street for reports of a vehicle collision with a train.

A passenger vehicle is suspected to have entered the railroad tracks at S. 18th Street heading eastbound where it collided with the westbound train. The vehicle was then pushed back several blocks to S. 16th Street.

The driver, a male in his late-60’s, was the sole occupant of the vehicle. He was alert, conscious, and speaking with officers and medics. He was transported by Medic 14 in stable condition for evaluation.

CSX Police will investigate the collision.

The railroad tracks will remain closed until the vehicle can be extricated.

Reporting PIO:
Emily Bourne