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UPDATED: Two injured when car hits train in Lakewood

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on March 26, 2010 at 5:38 am with 7 Comments »
March 26, 2010 12:47 pm

Two people were injured early today after their car hit a cargo train at a Lakewood railroad crossing.

The crash occurred about 3:15 a.m. at the intersection of 100th Street and Lakeview Avenue Southwest, the Lakewood Fire Department reported.

One of the car’s occupants had been able to get out of the vehicle before firefighters arrived. Fire crews extricated the other occupant, the department reported.

Both were taken to a hospital for treatment of their injuries.

No one on the train was injured. Lakewood police were investigating the crash.

UPDATE: Lakewood police report the two injured people were a 44-year-old husband and 55-year-old wife.

He told officers that he was feeling ill early today and decided to drive himself and his wife to the hospital, Lakewood police Lt. Dave Guttu said. When he got to the intersection, he said he noticed the red flashing lights but didn’t see a train coming. He slowly moved forward and hit the train.

“It wasn’t high speed,” Guttu said.

The man crawled out of his crashed car.

Drugs and alcohol were not suspected.

Leave a comment Comments → 7
  1. finally a news headline gets it right, “Car hits Train.” I’m tired of the headlines that always make it the train’s fault.

  2. pungentsound says:

    Why? Was the train in the drivers blind spot?

  3. gregoryhorn2006 says:

    Gee, a train on the tracks. That’s totally amazing. Warning signs working? Yes, but they must be for somebody else. I’ll just drive through…..BAM! What happened? I ran into the caboose! What was it doing on the train tracks?

  4. MasterPuck says:

    i love the fact that he was having medical issues and he decided to drive himself and his wife to the hospital. WTF who does this. call an ambulance next time.

  5. I wonder what his wife was MORE pissed about. That he got her up in the middle of the night to ride along to the hospital for an issue that was bad enough he couldn’t wait a few hours, but not so bad he couldn’t drive himself OR that he almost killed her driving thorugh a train signal right into the train itself.

    I’d love to see this play out at the next few family dinners.

  6. From7to10 says:

    They are lucky this was a freight train. These are the same tracks, without guards that AMTRAK and the WUTC plan to put high speed passenger trains on.

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