February 3, 2011, Pewee Valley, KY – A man from Crestwood was injured on January 24 after his SUV was hit by a train in Pewee Valley, according to Oldham County Police.
The Courier-Journal.com reports the Pewee Valley train crash occurred around 5 p.m. where Kentucky 146 intersects with Kentucky 362.
The injured man, 82-year-old Hershel Finney, was transported to University Hospital after South Oldham and Pewee Valley fire departments extracted him from the accident wreckage. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
Based on published reports regarding the train accident, the train hit the SUV as it crossed the tracks. The 2004 Mazda Tribute was pushed along the tracks a short distance, police said.
There are no gates at the railroad crossing, but according to witnesses, warning lights were flashing and bells were ringing before the Pewee Valley train crash, police said.
Oldham County Police is asking anyone with information to call the department at (502) 222-0111.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2009 Kentucky Crash Statistics, there were 791 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in Kentucky.
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