The driver of a car hit by a train late Saturday night was reported to have only minor injuries, but his family rushed him to a hospital Sunday morning.
FOX34 learned that Roger Corpus survived the crash and initially walked away, but collapsed a few hours later. He underwent emergency surgery to stop internal bleeding, and will undergo another surgery. He was on a respirator late Sunday night.
Passerbys who have driven through the intersection where Corpus was hit, 34th Street and Alcove Avenue, mentioned the lack of a warning signal, as well as tall grass and trees blocking visibility at that particular intersection, as being particularly dangerous.
"There's been a couple of close calls that I know about since I've been here. I have a 15-year-old who's getting his permit this summer, so with that on the way, I think it's something that I'm more conscientious about," nearby resident Sarah Berry said.
Berry also added that the tall weeds and grass are growing more than she has ever seen them, which makes crossing the tracks even more dangerous.