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Car accident on rail tracks sparks review of BN's alert procedure

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A motorist whose car rolled across Perham railroad tracks--and then was nearly run over by a freight train--was airlifted to MeritCare Fargo Saturday morning, Oct. 18.

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The sequence of events has sparked discussions between East Otter Tail emergency officials and Burlington Northern-Santa Fe representatives over procedures for stopping trains in the event of an incident on the tracks.

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