Friday, October 8, 2010
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ALBANY, Ga.: An 85-year-old Albany woman is being treated by paramedics for what police say are minor injuries after she drove her car into a parked train car off East Broad Avenue Friday morning.
Cpl. Jon Seagroves with the Albany Police Department says that it appears the woman, Johnnie Hunter, was turning off of Adkins Street onto East Broad Avenue when she apparently failed to properly negotiate the turn, accelerated, and jumped the track into a rail car.
Witnesses at the scene said that it appeared as if she simply lost control of her vehicle.
Railroad officials, police and EMT's were at the scene just after 10:30 a.m. working to get the car off the tracks and get the woman secured and treated.
APD Spokesperson Phyllis Banks says that Hunter was taken to a local hospital for treatment and has been released.
The cause of the crash remains unknown but Hunter has been cited for failure to maintain lane.