The trailer involved in the incident can be seen from the north side of the tracks/photo provided by John Waldrop
No one was injured when a CSX train collided with a tractor-trailer in Pembroke Thursday afternoon.
The incident happened around 5:20 at the Main St. crossing, with Christian County Emergency Management Director Randy Graham saying the rig was a flatbed hauling heavy equipment including a “bobcat.”
Graham said it wasn’t immediately clear why the rig was hit and that the driver of the tractor likely avoided injury because most of the trailer had crossed the tracks. The crossing gates were destroyed and it the trailer was hit hard enough to wrap it around all the way to the cab.
The train engine sustained some damage in the incident, though the conductor was unhurt. A small diesel leak was dealt with in the moments following the wreck. Kentucky Commercial Vehicle Enforcement was called to the scene to complete the investigation after the Christian County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky State Police and the Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department responded initially.
The truck was licensed out of Pennsylvania, according to Graham.
An emergency responder assesses the scene along with bystanders on KY115 in Pembroke/photo by John Waldrop