• Vehicle strikes moving train
    March 11,2013
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    SOUTH BURLINGTON — 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 said 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 said Vermont Rail System was contacted and inspected the train.

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