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Elderly man rescued by witnesses before train strikes his car on BNSF tracks at Third NW in Auburn, Washington

Modified Date: 
Wed, 10/19/2016 - 4:09pm
Accident Date: 
Friday, November 27, 2015

Witnesses rescue senior citizen before train crash

AUBURN, Wash. - A disoriented senior citizen who drove onto the BNSF railroad tracks in Auburn by mistake was rescued moments before a freight train slammed into his car. Witnesses say they saw the car turn onto Third N.W. and then take another turn on to the tracks, thinking it was a road. They pulled him from the car about 45 seconds before a northbound train struck the vehicle. Friday and found a car that had been dragged about 150-feet down the northbound tracks. They ran to the vehicle and found an elderly man who appeared disoriented.
Roadway: 
Third NW
City: 
Auburn, WA

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