Train tears off car’s bumper near Post Falls
A car had its front bumper ripped off by a train when it stopped too close to railroad tracks on Idaho Road near Post Falls today.
The 2005 Chevy Trailblazer was driven by 76-year-old Jay M. Vale of Rathdrum. Vale, who was not injured, was cited for failing to obey a stop sign at a railroad crossing, according to a Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office press release.
The accident involving a Union Pacific train happened shortly after noon. Idaho Road and Prairie Avenue were blocked for several hours while an investigation was underway.