UPDATE: The BNSF freight train – three engines pulling 93 cars – was westbound when it hit the woman, who was traveling southbound on 12th Street Northwest, McDonald said. The train hit the rear of her car, which was lucky for her, he said.
Still, she was taken to the hospital with some injuries, and she’s looking at a fine for driving past the gates, McDonald said.
The crossing is expected to be closed for another half hour or so, he added.
PREVIOUS POST: A woman suffered minor injuries this afternoon when she drove around a railroad crossing gate in Puyallup and her car was hit by a train.
BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas described the collision as minor.
The incident occurred about 2:35 p.m. at the crossing on 12th Street Northwest near Stewart Avenue, Puyallup Police Capt. Dave McDonald said.
Crews are still awaiting a tow truck to remove the damaged car, so traffic might be a bummer in that area of Puyallup for some time, McDonald said.