REDDING, Calif. – Roads are back open after a collision involving a train took place Monday afternoon.
Officers responded to the collision on Shasta Street, just west of Center Street around 1:53 p.m. Before officers arrived to the scene, they located the stopped train and 54-year-old Kimberly Stanley, next to the railroad tracks.
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Stanley ignored the flashing railroad signs and attempted to walk westbound on Shasta Street across the railroad tracks with her shopping cart, even though she saw the train approaching, according to police. Her shopping cart became stuck on the tracks.
As the train approached, she attempted to pull the cart off the tracks but was unable. The slow-moving train collided with her shopping cart and struck Stanley in the leg, police said.
Paramedics arrived and evaluated Stanley and she was released later. The collision caused the train to block several intersections through downtown Redding for about 45 minutes, police say.