Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Two Injured in Train vs Minivan Crash Still in Critical Condition

The man who was seriously injured while trying to rescue his two-year-old son from a minivan before a freight train struck the vehicle remains in critical condition at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Wisconsin.

Scott Partenfelder ,47, of West Ellis was driving behind his wife and son when their van got stuck on the train tracks Monday afternoon. With a train approaching, Partenfelder was able to rescue his wife but his son was still in the van when the train struck the vehicle.

The wife and son were not seriously hurt in the accident.

Partenfelder and Elm Grove Police Officer John Krahn both underwent emergency surgeries to treat their injuries.

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