February 26, 2014 in Idaho, Region

Train tears off car’s bumper near Post Falls

By The Spokesman-Review
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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.

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