Feb 18, 2014 at 6:16 am
ELK RIVER, Minn. (AP) Metro Transit officials say nobody was injured when a Northstar commuter train struck a car with a baby inside near Elk River.
The train was northbound when it struck the car at a crossing around 7 a.m. Monday.
Metro Transit Police say the car slid onto the tracks after colliding with another vehicle. The driver couldn't move the car and left the vehicle. She was not immediately able to rescue the boy, who was in a car seat. But after the train struck the car, the mother immediately retrieved the child and went to a nearby business for help.
The train stopped about a quarter-mile from the scene. The mother and child were taken to a medical facility for evaluation and released.
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