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Brake Failure Leads To Double-Injury Rail Crossing Accident

By October 24, 2011 No Comments

(Clifton, Colorado – October 20, 2011)

Two people, a man and a woman, were injured about 3:15 P.M. Thursday afternoon when the brakes on their Honda Accord allegedly failed as they attempted to stop as a Union Pacific freight train crossed the 31 1/2 Road crossing in Clifton, CO.

The car went around four others stopped for the train, hit the train broadside, and was spun 360 degrees and thrown to the side of the road. Witnesses from the cars waiting for the train came to the couple’s aid, extricating them from the Honda after only the driver’s side airbag deployed. Both were transported to a local hospital with undetermined injuries.