Car Slides Into Path Of Train; Driver Injured

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Vermont State Police say a car slid down a snowy road and onto railroad tracks, where it was struck by a train. The driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident happened late Sunday morning. According to State Police, emergency crews arrived to find 73-year-old Thomas Hunt of White River Junction out of his car near a railroad crossing in Sharon.

Police say Hunt told them he tried to stop for the oncoming Amtrak train but slid onto the tracks because of the snow. They say Hunt’s car was struck by the train on its rear passenger side. The car was thrown approximately 50 feet and came to rest against a tree down a steep embankment.

Hunt was taken to the hospital with back pain. There were no injuries reported on the train, which was carrying about 60 people.

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