SEBASTIAN — An unidentified truck driver remained in the hospital over the weekend after a Friday night collision involving a train, officials said.
Authorities continue to investigate the crash involving the Ford F-150 colliding with a train moving through the area near Main Street, Indian River County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Kyle Kofke said. The incident happened about 10 p.m. Friday at Main Street and U.S. 1.
The driver was flown to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne with traumatic injuries, Kofke said. The man remained in serious condition Saturday.
An investigation into the man’s condition prior to the incident is ongoing.
The wreck shut down Main Street and County Road 512 for several hours. All roads were reopen by Saturday morning.
Kofke said the county usually has a few incidents each year involving trains striking vehicles. “It’s not that common,” Kofke said.
The last collision happened in June 2018. In that incident, a man drove through the downed crossing arms at the railroad tracks at Oslo Road, between U.S. 1 and Old Dixie Highway.
The train struck the man’s black car, according to fire rescue crews. The unidentified man was taken by ambulance to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce with traumatic injuries.