Train smashes into motorcycle stuck on the tracks in Robertson County

(Courtesy: Smokey Barn News)

ROBERTSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – It was a close call for a motorcyclist in Springfield when his bike became stuck in an apparent hole in the railroad tracks Saturday night as a train traveled his way.

It happened on Experiment Station Road near Highway 41.

According to Smokey Barn News, Larry Nale was trying to free his new motorcycle from the tracks when a woman in a nearby vehicle jumped out of her car to help.

“I didn’t know what to do. I was struggling trying to get the bike,” motorcyclist Larry Nale told Smokey Barn. “I looked and saw the light from the train and she kept hollering ‘Get off! Get off, the train is coming.’  Finally I did,  I guess five, six seconds before the train hit the bike. I just heard a big boom, and it just, it tore my bike to pieces. It’s just terrible.”

The motorcycle was hit and dragged more than a mile before the train was able to stop.

No injuries were reported.