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Car Strikes Moving Train in South Burlington

Train Accident

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A 61-year-old Vermont woman suffered minor injuries when her car struck a moving freight train after her shoe strap got snagged underneath her brake and gas pedals.

Police say Carol Gardner, of South Burlington, was approaching a railroad crossing in South Burlington at about 12:30 p.m. when she couldn’t bring her car to a full stop because her shoe strap was caught.

Police say her car went through the railroad safety gate and clipped the second-to-last car on the train.

Officials say Vermont Rail System was contacted and inspected the train.

Gardner was taken to a hospital for evaluation. Police say her car was a total loss.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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