Still from video, courtesy of Blake Byfield
UPDATE: Monday, January 28, 2013
New details have been released in an accident last Friday involving a train and cement truck.
At 9:45 a.m. Friday, deputies were dispatched to an accident at 47th Street South and K-15, and found a concrete mixer truck overturned on railroad tracks near the intersection.
Deputy John Scaglione found the driver still trapped inside the truck, and realized a southbound train was approaching.
The deputy assisted the driver out of the truck through the windshield, only about 20 seconds before the train struck the cab and mixer portion of the truck.
The driver of the truck, 36-year-old Issac Sullivan, was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries and has since been released.
KAKE's Jared Cerullo will be speaking with Deputy Scaglione during a media briefing early Monday afternoon. Dash cam from the deputy's cruiser will also be released at that time. Look for more on the story on KAKE News at 5 and 6.
You can also watch raw video of the accident above, shot by Blake Byfield.
Friday, January 25, 2013
A man suffered only minor injuries after he was pulled from a truck just before it was hit by a train earlier this morning.
The crash happened just before 10 a.m. Friday near K-15 and 47th Street South, near Oaklawn in southeast Sedgwick County.
According to investigators, a truck was traveling southbound on K-15, when the driver lost control while turning onto 47th. The truck then rolled onto its side, and landed on the train tracks.
Deputies, fire and EMS responded to the accident, while the driver was still stuck inside the truck.
As a train was approaching the scene, a Sedgwick County deputy was able to pull the man to safety just before the truck was hit.
That 35-year-old driver from Wichita suffered minor injuries and is currently being treated at a Wichita hospital.
No one else was hurt.