February 14, 2008

Train-Car Accident in Bluffton

Thankfully, the 19-year-old woman was not seriously injured

The lead engine was just rolling into the crossing as Claghorn approached. At the last second, she tried to brake and steer to the right, but her 2007 Pontiac G6 fishtailed and then crashed into the rear steps of the first of two engines. The train was moving about 30 MPH at the time.

The impact spun the car off of Market St. into the snow-covered entrance to an alley that parallels Habegger Ace's long lumber shed just west of the crossing signal.

Claghorn then reportedly stepped out of her vehicle and collapsed into the snow a short distance from the crash site.

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