A Somerset man was injured after taking a harrowing dive down a steep drop onto train tracks Sunday evening
According to the Somerset Police Department, the accident occurred around 9 p.m., when they responded to a report of a vehicle over an embankment on Ogden Street near the railroad bridge, just west of the Baxter's Coffee drive-through.
SPD Officer Hunter Nelson determined that a 2008 Jeep Liberty operated by Tommy Carter, 57, of Somerset, was traveling east on Ogden Street approaching the bridge when the Jeep left the roadway to the south and traveled through trees, evening going over the embankment and coming to rest on the railroad tracks below.
The drop appeared to be close to 60 feet down, based on eyewitness estimates on social media. The car had to be lifted back up to the roadway via a rescue crane.
According to police, Carter told officers that he believed another vehicle was in his lane and swerved to avoid to it before leaving the roadway.
Carter was transported by Somerset-Pulaski EMS to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for injuries sustained in the collision. No condition was available on Monday.
Somerset Police Department was assisted at the scene by Somerset Fire Dept., Somerset/Pulaski EMS and Norfolk Southern Railway.