The wounded car wreck victim sat on the train track unable to move. The train blasted its whistle and chugged straight for him. A passerby hurried down a hill and dragged the man to safety just before the locomotive slammed into the wrecked car.
Sounds like something out of a movie.
But it was a reality in Madison County at 7:38 a.m. Oct. 22 off Hwy. 72 in a curve just past the Carlton Grocery about .2 miles west of Lexington Road.
Norb Krzak, 49, Loganville, who works as the job site manager of Alcovy Fence Company, was on his way to Elberton to put up a fence, when he saw a silver 1999 Nissan Altima fly across the road and down an embankment.
Krzak pulled over in his Toyota Tundra.
“I went down the railroad embankment,” said Krzak. “It was a silver car on the other side of the track that was kind of still on the track. And both of the occupants were ejected.”
Norb Krzak, 49, Loganville, pulled Bradley Neal Fleming, 25, Elberton, off the railroad track near Carlton Oct. 22 just before a train barreled into this wrecked Nissan Altima. Fleming and Wesley Eric Fleming, 17, Elberton, were both ejected from the car in a wreck prior to the collision with a train.
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