Thursday, September 03, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Wednesday, 10/5/2011

Michigan man injured in train/semi accident


BRADNER, Ohio — Authorities in Wood County said a Michigan truck driver was hurt Wednesday morning after he drove his tractor-trailer into the path of an oncoming train at a crossing on U.S. Rt. 6 near Bradner.

Lawrence Esler, of Rapid River, Mich., was airlifted to the University of Toledo Medical Center, former Medical College of Ohio, after the 9 a.m. crash. Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn said Mr. Esler appeared to have leg injuries and did not lose consciousness at the scene, though officials hadn’t been able to get an update on the man’s condition.

The CSX Transportation train hit Mr. Esler’s truck on the driver’s side near the door. Authorities were still investigating why Mr. Esler didn’t stop at the crossing, which is equipped with signal lights and gates.

No traffic citations have been issued, pending completion of an investigation.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories

Points of Interest