PASADENA, TX – A woman who collded with a train Wednesday, Aug 3, did not sustain life threatening injuries, however, as a precaution she was transported via LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann Hospital.
The incident occurred just north of Highway 225 on North South St., as the female driver drove her vehicle around an 18-wheeler truck that was slowing down for the train.
The police reported that she drove around the railroad arms which were in the down position at the time the lights and bells were going off and struck the train, which was already traveling through the intersection.
As a result the train pushed the vehicle down the tracks a ways and appeared to have pinned the driver until she was rescued.
The incident remains under investigation at this time.
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