Train Slams Into Car At Columbia Railroad Crossing – Driver Uninjured

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In a driving rain just after 10:15 p.m. on March 25, a train collided with a car parked on the tracks at the railroad crossing at Bottom Road Road just west of Bluff Road on the northwest corner of Columbia. David Gower of Columbia has been named as the driver of the car, a 1990 Porsche. He luckily avoided … Read More

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