Man Seriously Injured In Car Versus Train Accident In FDL


Fond du Lac Police are investigating why a 26-year-old Fond du Lac man ran into a Canadian National freight train early Monday morning. Assistant Police Chief Steve Klein says the man was heading west when the accident happened about 2:50 a.m. He failed to stop for the crossing signals activated by the train that was heading towards the rail yard in North Fond du Lac. Klein says the crossing signals were functioning properly. He says their investigators are trying to determine where he was coming from and what led up to the mishap. Firefighters had to extricate him from his car, which had heavy front end damage. A Flight for Life helicopter flew him to Theda Clark Regional Medical Center where he is in fair condition.

Fond du Lac Fire and Rescue freed a man from his car after
it was hit a train on Scott Street near the Highway 45 intersection early
this morning. Firefighters extricated the man from the vehicle , which had heavy
front end damage after it ran into a Canadian National freight train. Flight
for Life landed on Highway 45 just north of the crash site and flew the man to a
trauma center with serious injuries. None of the train crew was injured. The
incident was reported at 2:52 a.m. Fond du Lac Fire and Rescue photo.