Fundraiser Benefits NE Girl Injured in Train Vehicle Accident

It was dense fog that caused a 16-year-old Central Nebraska girl to wreck into a train back in January, sending her to the hospital.

Now folks in Hastings are coming together to support Cassidy Wormstadt as she continues to recover.

At the Disabled American Veterans Club, hundreds of people gather to enjoy lunch, a silent auction, and support the Wormstadt family.

"It really shows our community can come together when something bad happens like this," said Cassidy's friend Ali Korte.

Sixteen year old Wormstadt was driving in her car when it was struck by an Eastbound train and pushed about 100 feet.

"She was driving to school it was dense fog and icy roads,and she hit the fifty six car on the train," said Fundraiser Organizer Eddy Borrell.

The car ended up on its roof. Cassidy was rushed to the hospital. Friends say she is doing much better, and making a lot of progress at a hospital in Lincoln.

"She is talking better she is feeding herself," said Borrell.

And while Cassidy's family supports her The community of Hastings is supporting all of them with by coming to the benefit fundraiser.

"We are going to help them out so much I'm pretty sure they are going to tear up and cry.. I'm about to cry honestly," said Cassidy's Friend Alyssa Borrell.

"She is my best friend and i'm going to show her I'm there for her every step of the way," said Korte.

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