Distracted Prosser Driver Loses Battle with Train
In the epic battle of car vs. train, train will always in! 19-year-old Maria Jimenez found this to be the case when she crashed in to a train last week. The crash was caused by her being distracted by her loud music and her dog being loose in the car. The vehicle was totally smashed, and by looking at the photo it's hard to imagine that she (and her pup) were okay. It could have been a LOT worse!
She was actually cited with a ticket at the scene, and it looks like the car is going to be a total loss. According to the Washington Department of Transportation, 37 collisions with trains resulted in property damage, injury and even death. The moral of the story, BE CAREFUL AROUND TRAIN CROSSINGS. Don't let your impatience or distraction be the cause of potentially serious ramifications.