Good Samaritans pull man from truck seconds after train collision

Published: Jan. 9, 2015 at 6:41 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2015 at 6:48 PM EST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

ORANGEBURG, SC (WIS) - A man who was severely injured in a crash involving a train and pick-up truck in Orangeburg late Friday morning was rescued from his mangled vehicle and administered aid until authorities arrived.

The collision happened just before 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 301, which is also known as John C. Calhoun Drive, and Magnolia Street.

At this point, investigators are still trying to piece together what happened. Officers say several people claim to have witnessed the crash.

A person who called 911 told dispatchers someone was trapped in the truck.

Authorities say immediately following the collision, Good Samaritans pulled the driver out of the vehicle and administered CPR until emergency crews arrived.

"When we got here, we found that the individual was not trapped in the vehicle. He had been removed from the vehicle," Orangeburg Interim Director of Public Safety Michael Adams said. "Our responding officers on scene immediately rendered aid to the individual that was in the truck."

The intersection where the crash happened was expected to be closed for several hours Friday afternoon.

Officials say the truck driver's injuries are life-threatening. The victim's identity has not been released.

Copyright 2015 WIS. All rights reserved.