Officer Pulls Man From Truck Before Train Hits
KSN News - Fri 12:50 PM 01/25/2013
Officers informed dispatchers that the truck overturned and tried to get an approaching train to stop. (KSN News Photo)
One man was injured Friday morning in a truck-train crash in Wichita.
It happened just before 10 a.m.
A cement truck made a right turn from K-15 heading west on 47th Street South when the truck overturned.
Officers informed dispatchers that the truck overturned and tried to get an approaching train to stop.
"Obviously, the deputies here at the scene were on our radios trying to relay through dispatchers as quickly as possible to get the track shut down, we even had deputies get into their patrol cars with red lights and sirens and try to go parallel to tracks and try to flag the train down to let 'em know that we had this coming," said Lt. Brad Hoch, Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department.
Another officer pulled the man from the cement truck before the train hit it.
The top of the truck was crushed when the train hit it.
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