sustained what the Chesterton Fire Department described as “minor injuries”
early this morning after his car was struck by a train on the Norfolk
Southern grade-crossing on North 15th Street.
Capt. Tony Coslet
gave the Chesterton Tribune this account of the incident: at
approximately 1:29 a.m. the motorist was southbound on North 15th Street
when he apparently attempted to cross the tracks and his Chevrolet Corvette
was struck by an eastbound train.
Initial contact was
made to the driver’s side headlight and bumper, Coslet said, and--instead of
pushing the Corvette in front of the engine and down the tracks--the train
popped the car completely out of the grade-crossing.
extricated the man from the Corvette by removing the driver’s side door and
he was then transported to Porter Regional Hospital with non-life
threatening injuries, Coslet said.
The CFD cleared the
scene at 2:29 a.m.
The CPD was still
investigating the accident this morning and as of deadline had not completed
a report on it.