Archive for Thursday, August 24, 2006

Car-train wreck sends one to hospital

August 24, 2006

An Edwardsville woman was transported to the hospital Aug. 17 after a collision involving an Amtrak train.

The accident occurred at 2:10 Thursday morning when a Dodge Intrepid collided with a train at the tracks on East 1900 Road west of Eudora.

The 23-year-old driver of the vehicle, Teresa Burch, was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Lt. Kari Wempe, a Douglas County Sheriff's spokeswoman.

The train, which was carrying 204 passengers and four crew members, was stopped for 90 minutes while officials assessed the damage. No one inside the train was injured.

Burch was cited for failure to yield the right of way. Hospital officials said later in the morning she was treated and released.

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