There was a train versus car accident at the intersection of North Patterson and W. Old Leitchfield Road in Clarkson, just before midnight on Thursday evening.
A black Nissan Sentra, driven by William Agrinsoni, was driving South on W. Old Leitchfield Road when he failed to stop for an East-bound train. One of the train’s engineers said when they noticed the car, they “got on the horn, but … .”
There are warning lights where the railroad track crosses North Patterson, but no gates.
While the car’s front end was mangled, Agrinsoni extricated himself from the Sentra and was then aided at the scene by a person who lives only yards from the collision site. Agrinsoni had lacerations on his face, but was conscious. He was transported to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center by EMS.
The engineer told police the train was traveling at 35-miles per hour at the time of the crash.
There was no leakage from the train, which was traveling to Louisville, and the train was carrying no hazardous materials cargo.
The Grayson County Sheriff and Clarkson Fire Departments responded to the accident scene only minutes after the call was put out by dispatch. Both services worked the scene until 1:16 a.m..