Driver escapes vehicle before train collision

Posted at 10:40 AM, Jan 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-20 19:15:01-05

Emergency crews responded to the area of Franklin and Milwaukee Street after a vehicle was struck by a train at 10:28 AM, according to Ada County Dispatch.

The train stopped following the collision and blocked several lanes causing traffic to be redirected.

According to the Boise Police Department Twitter page, the driver of the vehicle did not sustain any injuries in the accident and was able to escape the vehicle before the collision occurred. She was the only occupant in the car at the time of the accident.

Witnesses told police that the driver, a 74-year-old woman from Nyssa, Oregon stopped on the tracks shortly before the collision occurred. 

The driver was cited for stopping on railroad tracks which is an infraction.