UPDATED: Train vs. Car Accident in Hart County

By: Melissa Warren Email
By: Melissa Warren Email

UPDATED 11:04 AM -- A scary morning for a Cave City woman as she watched as a train demolished her car right in front of her.

Police say around 5 this morning, 61 year-old Bonnie Tibbs of Cave City stalled her car on the railroad tracks on Old Dixie Hwy. just outside Horse Cave. She was able to get out of the car and get into the car of someone passing by just in time to see the on coming train hit her car. This is what damage the train did to it. Police say Tibbs did the right thing and things could have been much worse.

"We did learn some things people can do as precautionary measures. Never get back in the vehicle. Sometimes that happens, and the train is going 50 mph, and the vehicle is totally destroyed," said Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry.

Luckily no one was hurt in the accident this morning. Chief Henry says if you ever find yourself in that situation, you should get out of your car as quickly as possible.

He says at some crossings, you can also find a phone number posted for the rail company, and in some cases, they may be able to stop the train before it gets to your vehicle.


UPDATED 8:10 AM -- We have learned that a Chevy Impala belonging to a woman in Horse cave stalled on the railroad tracks at Dixie Highway earlier this morning.

The driver escaped before the train, which had slowed down upon seeing the stalled Impala, struck the vehicle on the tracks.

There were no injuries.


HORSE CAVE, Ky (WBKO) -- We are getting reports of a train vs. car accident in Horse Cave on Old Dixie Highway.

There's no word on the condition of the driver.

We have a reporter on the scene and we will bring you more updates as the come available.


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