Woman narrowly escapes death as SUV is hit by train

Reportedly drove around down crossing gates

Thomas Perumean
February 26, 2020 - 5:17 pm
Woman narrowly escapes death as SUV is hit by train

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A woman was injured but escaped with her life when her SUV was struck by an Amtrak passenger train at a crossing in Metairie. 

The accident happened just before 3 p.m. on Central Avenue near Heaslip Avenue. 

According to The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate, the 49-year-old woman reportedly drove around crossing gates and was hit by the speeding train. 

The woman is currently hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. 

Captain Jason Rivarde with Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says they do plan on citing the woman for failing to yield.

 

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