FF aids woman who escaped disabled car minutes before train hits

While battling a blaze, firefighters were alerted by residents to a car stopped on nearby train tracks

Michael Bonner
MassLive.com, Springfield, Mass.

A woman in Abington managed to flee from her disabled car as a train approached Sunday morning, escaping moments prior to a collision, authorities said.

The woman was aided when firefighter, who were battling a blaze close by, responded to the scene.

Firefighters responded to a call just after midnight Sunday morning of a report of a fire at 10 Railroad St. in Abington, authorities said. While on scene, residents notified firefighters that a car was disabled on train tracks nearby.

Firefighters saw a train approaching and rushed toward the car on foot, where the woman had escaped the vehicle, authorities said.

No one was injured after the train slammed into the car, the Abington Fire Department said.


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