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Woman survives train collision

3 years 3 days 14 hours ago October 19, 2013 Oct 19, 2013 Saturday, October 19 2013 October 19, 2013 11:00 PM in News
By: AP

BOSSIER CITY - Bossier City police are investigating a traffic accident in which a driver escaped from her car just before it was struck by a train.

A city news release says a witness told police that the Saturday night accident happened when a speeding Kia Optima left the roadway in a curve near a railroad crossing.

The car traveled into a ditch and up onto the railroad tracks. The witness said the driver attempted to drive off the tracks as a train approached.

Police said the witness helped the woman out of the car just before the train hit the vehicle. The 45-year old driver was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries she received when her car ran off the road. Police suspect alcohol was a factor in the incident.

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