Omaha man arrested for DUI after train-car collision

(Photo: NSP)

A man was arrested Sunday morning after the Nebraska State Patrol says his car was hit by a train in Greenwood.

At around 6:45 a.m., the NSP says a driver tried to cross the train tracks in Greenwood at an area that does not have a crossing for vehicles. The Lincoln MKZ became high-centered on the tracks.

The driver, Jim Pinkman Jr., 21, then left the car in an attempt to get help to remove the car from the tracks.

The NSP says Pinkman returned but was unable to remove the car from the tracks before a train approached.

The train engineer noticed that something was on the tracks and tried to stop the train, the NSP says.

It slowed considerably, but struck the car and pushed it more than 500 feet.

Nobody was in or near the car at the time of the crash and nobody was injured.

Troopers determined that Pinkman was under the influence of alcohol, and he was arrested for driving under the influence.

He was also cited for reckless driving and trespassing.

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