Vehicle hit by train, pushed quarter mile down tracks in Greenbrier

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GREENBRIER, Tenn. (WKRN) – A woman was seriously injured in a collision with a train in Greenbrier early Wednesday morning.

It happened on Highway 41 near Lights Chapel Road around 5:30 a.m.

The victim was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with serious injuries.

The vehicle was reportedly T-boned by the train on Main Street and pushed a quarter mile down the tracks to Ebeneezer Road.

The Greenbrier police chief told News 2 the woman pulled up to the crossing and inched forward as the train approached.

The speed limit in the area is 35 miles per hour and there are no crossing arms at that intersection.

The police chief said the city has asked CSX for crossing arms at the intersection due to the population growth in the area.

There is a surveillance camera in the train’s engine and Greenbrier police will ask CSX to review the footage.

The collision remains under investigation.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)