Car, train collide

13 years ago

    A local woman was lucky to escape injury last week when her vehicle skidded into a passing train.
    Miriam Carter, 49, was traveling on the Campbell Road in New Limerick on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at approximately 4:15 p.m., when she lost control of her vehicle at a railroad crossing.
    “Miriam attempted to stop for the train, but skidded on the snow and ice covered roadway and struck the side of the train,” Maine State Police Trooper Carman Lilley said. “Miriam did have her seatbelt on and her airbags deployed and she was not injured.”
    The train, owned by Montreal Maine and Atlantic Railways, was operated by Arthur Woodard, age 56, of Brownville who was not injured. The train was not damaged in the collision and Miriam’s vehicle, a 2006 Toyota SUV sustained approximately $5,000 in damages.