Norfolk Southern train collision seriously injured a motorist

Legal news for Illinois train accident attorneys. A collision between a van and a train left a man with extensive head and leg trauma.

Illinois train accident lawyers alert- A Norfolk Southern train crash left a man with a potential traumatic brain injury.

Hancock County, IL—A Monday morning, February 15, 2010 train-van collision seriously injured on person in New Miami. The violent Norfolk Southern train crash occurred around 11:11 a.m., at Augspurger Road near U.S. 127, as reported by the Middletown Journal.

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office reported a van was traveling northbound on U.S. 127, when he tried to turn east onto Augspurger Road. The van then skirted off the road, onto the railroad tracks and got stuck. A southbound Norfolk Southern train then struck the van with the driver, Robert Brim, 47, still inside. The train slammed into the driver’s side door, and pushed the van into a grassy patch about 50 feet from the point of impact. Brim sustained a potential traumatic brain injury (TBI) and extensive leg trauma when he was ejected from the van on impact. St. Clair Twp. Life squad rushed Brim to Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, and was then transferred to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton for treatment. On Friday, he was still listed in serious condition. Police officials are reportedly conducting a full investigation into the violent accident. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved in the collision.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Illinois train accident lawyers.