Three People Avoid Serious Injury After SUV Gets Stuck On Train Tracks

Monday, December 26th, 2011 at 10:08 am

Three people in Wisconsin have something to be thankful for this holiday season. They escaped their SUV that became stuck in the path of an oncoming train.

According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, around 4pm Friday in Ladysmith, Wis., an SUV went off of Highway 27 and became stuck in the path of an oncoming train.

The vehicle was driven by 41-year-old David Johnson of Exeland. Authorities said that the SUV went off the road when Johnson attempted to slow behind a tanker truck that had stopped for a railroad crossing. The roads were covered in snow at the time.

After running off the highway, the SUV became stuck on the tracks as a train approached. Johnson and two passengers, an 80-year-old and an 11-year-old, managed to escape the vehicle before it was hit by the train.

All three people in the SUV were evaluated for injuries. Johnson was treated and released with chest soreness; his passengers were not injured.

The accident is being investigated.

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