BROOKSTON, Minn. (AP) — St. Louis County authorities say a motorist escaped serious injury when her vehicle stalled on train tracks just as a locomotive was bearing down.

The sheriff’s office responded Saturday afternoon to a railroad crossing near Brookston. Deputies say a 51-year-old woman from Culver was trying to cross the tracks when her truck stalled.

At the same time, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was approaching the crossing at about 40 mph. The locomotive slammed into the rear passenger side of the truck, pushing it into a ditch.

The woman was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The truck sustained heavy damage.

The woman’s name hasn’t been released.

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Comments (4)
  1. TL the alligator says:

    either she did it on purpose in a failed suicide attempt or she is a complete imbecile……either or—-no in between.

  2. Billy says:

    Ya think WCCO could come up with a better photo.
    Whenever there is a vehicle accident, they always have the same photo which looks more like ice or something.

  3. Swamp Rat says:

    Why was this vehicle “stalled” on railroad tracks in bad weather? Sounds like a foiled suicide attempt or just plain stupid driving technique. Why didn’t she bail out and wait for assistance?

    Only in Minnesota!!!

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