Anchorage driver hurt in train collision

Posted: Thursday, January 07, 2010

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage police said a driver escaped with only minor injuries after his car was struck by a train.

Police said 89-year-old Sven Persson of Anchorage was taken to a hospital after Tuesday's collision at Lois Drive and Tudor Road.

Police said the train was northbound when it hit Persson's car, which has gone under the lowered crossing barrier. The car was struck on the left front quarter panel and spun clockwise, away from the tracks.

Police and personnel from the Alaska Railroad continue to investigate.

Police reminded drivers that extra time is needed to stop in icy road conditions.

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