|Driver passes barricades, strikes and injures three CSX workers|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Tuesday, 29 October 2013 10:02|
BRADNER – Four people were hospitalized – and one remains in critical condition – after a vehicle drove through a construction site and struck CSX workers just south of the village Monday.
Of the workers that were struck, Luis Knott III, 58, Banner, Ky., and Jim Conley, 58, Findlay, were taken to Wood County Hospital.
Knott was discharged.
Conley was later transferred to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, where he was listed in fair condition.
Paul Castle, 34, Paintsville, Ky., was taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, by air ambulance and was listed in critical condition this morning.
The Wood County Sheriff’s Office reports that at approximately 11:18 a.m. Cory Rickard, 26, Woodville, was southbound on Bradner Road. CSX Transportation had the road closed due to work on the railroad at the Bradner Road crossing.
Rickard reportedly drove around two sets of barricades and traveled along the east side of the roadway into the construction site.
Rickard then struck a utility pole and three CSX workers, and subsequently struck a CSX maintenance truck and traveled off the east side of the railroad tracks.
Rickard sustained minor injuries and was taken to Wood County Hospital.
There were no passengers in Rickard’s vehicle at the time of the crash, and no one was inside the CSX maintenance truck.
The investigation is ongoing.
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