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Northern Iowa woman hurt when her car collide with train

NEW HARTFORD – A Northern Iowa woman was hurt when her car collided with a train.

The incident took place on February 7, 2021 on Vail Avenue near New Hartford. At 2:45 PM that day, Betty Heideman, age 72 of New Hartford, was operating her 2006 Chevy Cobalt and was stopped for a train at the rail crossing on Vail Avenue. The lights were flashing and operating at the crossing. According to the Iowa State Patrol, Heideman’s foot slipped off the brake, causing the vehicle to move forward, striking the train. The Cobalt bounced off the train and landed in a ditch.

Heideman was injured and taken by ambulance to a hospital.

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