CAR VERSUS TRAIN RESULTS IN NO INJURIES
At 12:26 p.m. Dec. 17, police were called to a motor vehicle collision with a train at Weld County Road 17 and the tracks by Weld 60. Police found a Great Western train consisting of 43 cars and one locomotive stopped on the tracks at Weld 17 and a white 2003 Toyota Corolla on the south side of the train. Police found the driver, a 69-year old Milliken man, being attended to by paramedics. The man was not injured. The man told police he was driving southbound on Weld 17 and didn’t notice the train until he was crossing the tracks and it hit his car. He said he was going 55 mph. He also told police that he has 40 percent hearing loss and was not wearing his hearing aids because he can’t wear them when he’s driving because it’s too overwhelming. He said he did not hear the train noise. Police spoke with the train engineer and he said he was the only one on the train and was traveling about 10 mph westbound on the tracks. He said he didn’t see the Toyota because he was on the south side of the train and the car had approached from the north. He said he blew the locomotive’s horn when he approached Weld 17. He said he stopped the train after he felt the collision and realized a car had struck the train. Police observed the horn, bell and headlight for the locomotive all worked. The driver of the Toyota was issued a summons for disregarding a railroad signal.
SOON TO BE EX-WIFE CLEANS OUT HOUSE: At 4:31 p.m. Dec. 20, police were called to the 100 block of Apple Way regarding a civil issue. A man told police that his soon-to-be-ex-wife removed a washer and dryer, totes, boxes, clothing, two televisions, bikes, approximately 2,000 DVDs and an entertainment center from the house after being told by a Windsor police officer Dec. 19 not to remove anything from the home until the issues could be settled in court. The man didn’t want to get his wife in trouble, but he wanted the incident documented. Police contacted the woman and she said she had removed items she viewed as personal items and items she and her husband had already agreed on dividing. She said she was under the impression it was OK for her to remove those items since she and her husband had agreed on it.