Driver Crashes Into Kirwan Heights Railroad Crossing Gate

The woman wasn't seriously injured when she crashed into the railroad crossing gate along Vanadium Road on Saturday afternoon.

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A driver crashed into a railroad crossing gate along Vanadium Road in Kirwan Heights on Saturday afternoon.

Kirwan Heights fire Chief Mark Lewis said the woman was “not paying attention” when she apparently took her eyes off the road and plowed into the crossing gate around 1:30 p.m.

“She just took her eyes off the road and drifted right into it,” Lewis said. “It’s pretty mangled, but she walked away unhurt.”

Vanadium Road traffic wasn’t seriously impacted, but the rail line had to be shut down until the gate was fixed.

Lewis said the Ohio Central Railroad, which operates the line near the Collier-Scott township border, replaced the gate later on Saturday.

The woman was uninjured, but her sport-utility vehicle sustained heavy damage in the crash, Lewis said.

Jaun December 23, 2012 at 11:53 AM
donna krek December 23, 2012 at 01:30 PM
I like how the fire chief says, : "she drifted into it". I'd say she was more than drifting !
John j smith December 26, 2012 at 02:09 AM
How old was she


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