You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

South Burlington, Vt.

Driver injured when car strikes moving train

Continue reading below

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...

Wake up with today's top stories.

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

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
Marketing image of