Woman injured after car stops on tracks, gets hit by train

DANBURY TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - The Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that happened on South Danbury Road in Danbury Township at the Norfolk and Southern Railroad Crossing just before 5 a.m. Sunday morning.

Troopers say 33-year-old Tiffany Fischer of Rocky River was driving southbound on South Danbury Road when her vehicle stopped on the railroad tracks.

Fischer exited the vehicle and was standing by the driver's side as a train approached from the west.  Fischer was waving her arms to alert the engineer of the 72 car train, but it was unable to stop before striking the car.

The collision caused the car to spin striking Fischer and pushed her and the car off the tracks.

The train came to a stop about 2100 feet east of the crossing.

Fischer was transported from the scene by the Toledo St. Vincent life-flight to the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by officers from Ottawa County Sheriff's Department, Danbury Police Department, Lakeside Fire and EMS, the Marblehead Fire Department, and representatives of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad.

The crash remains under investigation to determine why Fisher's vehicle was stopped on the railroad tracks.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. Charges are pending at this time.

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