By Associated Press - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

ARLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Police say a 78-year-old former judge escaped with only a headache after his car was struck by a freight train in southwestern Vermont.

The Rutland Herald reports ( ) that the train collided with Arthur Odea’s car around 1 p.m. Monday after police say he failed to stop at a stop sign in front of railroad tracks that run parallel to state Route 7A in Arlington.

Police say Odea stopped past the stop sign and was struck by a 2006 SD 70 Locomotive owned by Vermont Railway. The train hit Odea’s front passenger side panel and bumper, sending the car spinning.

Odea was able to exit his vehicle on his own and was evaluated at the scene by medical personnel. The engineer and conductor of the train were unharmed.


Information from: Rutland Herald,

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