Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Grafton Village Fire Department responded to the tracks on Main Street Tuesday night after a pedestrian was struck by a train along the CSX train tracks.

LifeCare Ambulance Paramedics also responded to the scene to assist Grafton Village EMS. Metro LifeFlight landed a short distance away from the scene and took over patient care flying the victim to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.

The condition of the victim is not available at this time.

UPDATE: The victim in this story, Joel Uebbing, died at MetroHealth Medical Center from the injuries he received. Witnesses say that Uebbing walked close to the train, passing the gates with lights flashing, while two trains were passing through the center of Grafton. Uebbing began crossing the tracks as the final two cars of a southbound train were passing, Uebbing stepped right into the path of the train cars. Uebbing was 26.


Blogger silverdud said...

hmmm... ive seen this guy wandering around town drunk before. i wonder what his BAC was. still i will never understand how you walk INTO a train. its not like they sneak up on you.

11:44 AM  

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