Pair Recovering After Hitting Train
A Rathdrum woman and teenager remained in the hospital Thursday after their car ran into a train, according to Idaho State Police.
Gerri Bohn, 36, was driving west on Boekel Road at about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday. Virginia Taggert, 13, was a passenger in the car.
Bohn’s car rammed into the side of a Union Pacific train that was traveling north at about 40 mph, according to an ISP report. The train crossing was marked with a stop sign and railroad crossing sign.
Emergency workers had to use equipment to extricate the two from the car. They were then rushed to Kootenai Medical Center.
On Thursday Bohn’s condition was upgraded from critical to serious. She remained in the intensive care unit. Taggert’s condition was upgraded from serious to fair.