The Fort Wayne SORT team is trained in these high angle rescues-Unfortunately this wasn't a rescue it was a recovery, said Stacey Fleming, Fort Wayne Fire Department Public Information Officer.
The crash happened just after 7 this morning at of Landin-About 25 feet above the
It was reported by
"He was sitting in between the crossing guard and the track and anyways when he seen the train coming he drove up on the track the train hit him and shoved him down the bridge," said Ned Byer, a
When approaching railroad Crossings, Officials say that it is vital to be alert.
"You so on a daily basis see railroad cross signs down, lights blaring and everyone's busy and trying to get some place fast if the bars are down and lights are flashing there's a reason, said Fleming.
"WHEN THE GATES are down stop don't go around them the train will always win even if the train was going slow a 7,000 foot train is not going to stop in 30 feet," said Lytal.
The speed of the train when it hit the car has not been determined but the speed limit for this particular crossing is 60 MPH.