A 61-year-old South Burlington woman suffered minor injuries when her car struck a moving freight train
Police say Carol Gardner was approaching a railroad crossing in South Burlington when she couldn’t bring her car to a full stop because her shoe strap got snagged underneath her brake and gas pedals.
Police say her car went through the railroad safety gate and clipped the second-to-last car on the train.
Officials say Vermont Rail System was contacted and inspected the train.
Gardner was taken to a hospital for evaluation. Police say her car was a total loss.