Metro

South Burlington, Vt.

Driver injured when car strikes moving train

Advertisement

A 61-year-old woman received minor injuries when her car struck a moving freight train in South Burlington, Vt., after her shoe strap became snagged underneath her brake and gas pedals. Police said Carol Gardner of South Burlington was approaching a railroad crossing at about 12:30 p.m. when she could not bring her car to a full stop because her shoe strap was caught. Police said 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.

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
You're reading  1 of 5 free articles.
Get UNLIMITED access for only 99¢ per week Subscribe Now >
You're reading1 of 5 free articles.Keep scrolling to see more articles recomended for you Subscribe now
We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to Globe.com for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com