5 teens injured after train strikes car in Bellevue - WKRN News 2

5 teens injured after train strikes car in Bellevue

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Five teens were injured after their vehicle was struck by a CSX train Saturday evening in Bellevue.

Authorities were called to the intersection of McCrory Lane and Highway 70 around 6:15 p.m.

The force of the accident pushed the vehicle 30 yards and flipped it on its side.

Officials said the warning lights appeared to be working before the crash and the train blew its whistle as it was approaching.

"It was a horrific scene, thank god, I couldn't believe they were all alive. Three just minor injuries, two more critical, especially the one that was trapped in the car. They had to use the jaws of life to eject him," said Carmen Beasley, a witness to the crash.

All five teens were injured and taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.

The father of one of the five teens, Ken Renner, said they were heading back from a swimming expedition at a quarry when the accident occurred. His son, Harrison Renner, sustained a bad concussion, bruised ribs and a bruised lung. The other boys sustained injuries such as broken bones and lots of scrapes, bruises and abrasions.

Three were released Saturday night while two others who sustained more serious injuries are expected to be released Sunday.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

This was the second time a wreck involving a train has happened at this exact location in the past three months.  The first crash happened in late March when a vehicle was struck by a CSX train. The driver survived the accident.
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