WINDSOR WOMAN UNHURT AFTER SHE DRIVES CAR INTO TRAIN
At 4:39 a.m. Oct. 11, police responded to E. Garden Drive and Colo. 257 regarding a 55-year-old Windsor woman who crashed a 2007 Toyota sedan she was driving into a train at the Great Western Railway of Colorado tracks. A witness explained that he was on the last box car, and the train was traveling south to pick up more cars. He said he saw a vehicle approaching and didn’t know if it was going to stop, so he alerted the engineer to slow the train down. The man said the train slowed down, but the box car was already halfway through the intersection. He said he saw the car pull up to the stop sign and stop, but it began to proceed forward. He said that before he could notify the engineer, the car ran into the train and was pulled a few feet before the train made a complete stop. The witness said the car pulled back in reverse and then stopped. He approached the woman driver and she said she was OK, but just shaken up. Police contacted the driver, and she said she was on her way to the gym, pulled up to the stop sign and stopped, looked both ways, did not see the train coming and proceeded to drive forward. She said she felt the impact of the car striking something, and then realized she had hit a train. She told police she was not distracted or on her phone. The driver was issued a citation for careless driving and driving with expired plates.
EVANS WOMAN TRIES TO TAKE LAMP FROM EPILEPSY DROP BOX: At 12:38 a.m. Oct. 12, police observed a dark blue Volvo pull up to the epilepsy foundation drop box at the rear of Pizza Hut at 12th and Ash streets. A 29-year-old Evans woman picked up a lamp that was sitting on the ground outside the drop box, and put it in the back seat of her car. She told police that she felt it was OK to take the lamp because it was left outside the drop box and there are signs on the drop boxes that state not to leave items outside the box. Police told her that regardless of the signage, she can’t take property that is not hers unless she has the permission of the foundation. Police had the woman return the lamp to the drop box area.