Three injured, equipment damaged in car, train collision
By By Heather Cobun and Times Staff Writer
Oct 18, 2014 | 1:07 AM
Westminster police are being asked to conduct traffic at railroad crossings in the city until the emergency crossing lighting is repaired following a collision involving a train and an automobile Thursday night that hospitalized three people.
The driver of the vehicle, an adult female, was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment because she sustained a laceration to her head, according to Maj. Ron Stevens of the Westminster Police Department.
Two children in the vehicle were transported to Carroll Hospital Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
The control box for the railroad crossing's emergency lighting was destroyed in the collision, Stevens said.
Westminster police will be alerted when trains are approaching the city and manually stop traffic at affected intersections, including Md. 27 and Main Street, when trains come through until the box can be replaced, according to Stevens.