Woman Injured In Train-Car Crash In Greenbrier (UPDATE)

Woman Injured In Train-Car Crash In Greenbrier

Woman Injured In Train-Car Crash In Greenbrier

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GREENBRIER TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A Springfield women was lifeflighted to Vanderbilt in Nashville after her vehicle was struck by a train in Greenbrier.

The accident occurred around 5am Wednesday morning. Initially officials believed the collision occurred at the Main St intersection, that was later corrected to be the Wilson St crossing. MAP After impact the vehicle was pushed 1,823.64 ft (555.85 m) down the tracks.

ann-schneider-for-mayor-300x250Chief Smith with the Greenbrier Police Department told Smokey Barn News this morning that the woman, now identified as Misty Knight Dishman, 40, listing a Springfield address, was in critical condition at the time she was LifeFlighted.

Smokey Barn News was live at the scene this morning as Lifeflighted landed. Click here for a recording of that live feed.

Hwy 41 was closed for almost an hour while police and CSX railroads officials investigated the crash. About 7am the vehicle was removed from the tracks.

Earlier this year Greenbrier City Officials met with TDOT Officials, TDOT Consultants, and CSX Representatives to look at the railroad crossings within the City, according to officials with the city.

All of the crossings in Greenbrier were were given a ”risk analysis” and the decision was made to make improvements to two crossings. Industrial Drive MAP and Main Street MAP.

If you live in the Greenbrier area then you know that there have been issues related to the railroad crossing in and around the city in recent years.

Back in February a couple somehow escaped serious injury after their vehicle was hit by a train at the Industrial Dr crossing (MAP) See video below. FULL STORY

IMG_2639Back in 2014 a Springfield man was lucky to be alive after a train struck the passengers side of the minivan he was driving, again at the Industrial Drive railroad crossing.

His injuries were not life threatening, according to Capt. Randy Pack with Greenbrier Police on the night of the crash.

Any number of things could have happened Pack said, “The vehicle could have rolled, the train could have been going faster, he’s just lucky”

That night Pack also told Smokey Barn News that complaints about drivers not yielding at train crossings were on the rise. Just a month before this accident a young man was hit by a train at the Main St crossing but even before that Greenbrier Police started making a more concerted effort to monitor the railroad crossings.

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There have been incidents all along this same stretch of track between Ridgetop and Springfield in recent years. Take a look at this vehicle that became stuck on the tracks at the E College St crossing in 2015. (FULL STORY)

They had to stop the trains while the car was removed from the tracks. Fortunately there was no train in the area at the time or this may have been a different story.  For more local train related stories click here.

Below is a list of improvements that will be made at the Industrial Dr. and main St crossings. Each intersection will be given a different set of improvements.

Recommendations are:
– New 12″ LED lights will replace the older incandescent lights
– Gates will be added at the crossing
– A left turn land will be added on Northbound Old Greenbrier Pk
– New signage and striping within the project limits
– The vertical profile of Industrial Dr near the crossing will be
improved by adding asphalt surface and base layers

Wholesale inc nashville 300Main Street recommendations are:
– New 12″ LED lights will replace the older incandescent lights
with additional lights aimed at Old Greenbrier Pike
– Gates will be added at the crossing
– New signage and striping within the project limits
– New safety lighting will be added

Greenbrier officials say that both crossing projects are expected to be in construction within a year.

“These two projects will be funded 100% with TDOT Safety Funds with the City only being responsible for a 10% portion of the paving that will occur at both crossings,” officials said.

As soon as more information becomes available on this wreck we will bring it to you.

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  1. Tommy Bennett

    So many times drivers rush in front of the train and make it through. I bet tgey would stop that if they knew a license plate recognition camera was focused on their rear bumper. Good use of technology, $3k done!

  2. Bryan

    Believe it or not, CSX will sue this woman for lost revenue and damage to equipment and they will win.

  3. Asher Lev

    Or… Folks, when you approach a crossing, stop, look, and listen. And don’t try to beat the train.
    You are correct. We don’t know what happen. But I’ll wager you this didn’t happen. The train probably did not suddenly change lanes without signaling. It probably did not cut across traffic. It probably did not slam on brakes and cause and accident. Trains actions are VERY predictable. They pretty much come from one direction and go in the other direction. That’s all they do. They are big. They are loud. THey are hard to miss.

    And train’s aren’t whistling because they are scared of the dark.

  4. Horsewaggled

    So why the cops, who haven’t a clue yet, start blaming drivers and not the railroad bought clowns allowing 50 mph trains through populated areas?

    …New 12″ LED lights will replace the older incandescent lights…Is there a safety problem with the old lights the public doesn’t know about?

    Why not look up the CSX whistleblower the Feds covered up over $100 million in grade crossing theft funds by the railroads? Anything going in today would have been there 20 years ago if not for massive overcharges on these antique signals.

    Michael J. Ward, chairman and CEO of CSX Corp. (CSX), sold 300,000 shares for $30.97 per share on Oct. 17. Since then, the stock price has dropped by 2.0%

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