BRIEF: Amtrak train strikes car at intersection of North Main and Webb
Jan 27, 2013 (Times-News - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
A car trapped between the railroad crossing arms at the intersection of North Main Street and Webb Avenue was struck by an Amtrak train Saturday morning.
According to a news release, the driver of the trapped 2002 Buick told Burlington Police at 8:59 a.m. Saturday that his car became stuck between the crossing arms as he approached the railroad crossing, traveling west on North Main Street.
Charlie Ellison, 67, of East Holt Street, Burlington, said he saw the Amtrak train approaching and got out of his car before it was struck by the train, which was traveling approximately 25 to 30 mph at the time.
The train was traveling south with 72 passengers, and had been slowing to stop at the Burlington Station at the time of the accident, Amtrak personnel told police. No passengers on the train were injured, and neither was Ellison.
Damage to Ellison's car was estimated at $5,000, and the Amtrak train sustained no damage.
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