Mark Taylor
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Gardner police were kept busy in the vicinity of Main Street and Moonlight Road on Sept. 18-19.
On Sept. 18, police responded to an injury accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian that occurred in the Presto parking lot at 905 E. Santa Fe St. about 6:45 p.m.
According to Ilena Spalding, an 18-year-old female was injured when a motorist was attempting to park in front of the store.
Spalding said the driver accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, sending the vehicle into a group of bystanders and pinning the injured woman between the vehicle and the building.
The victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The case is under investigation and the driver has not yet been cited for the accident.
Police then received a report of a train/car accident at about 5:09 a.m. on Sept. 19.
Spalding said the driver, a 27-year-old Leavenworth woman, was attempting to turn onto eastbound Main Street from Moonlight Road when her car became stuck on the railroad tracks.
The woman exited the car before an oncoming train demolished the vehicle.
Spalding said the driver went through the first set of stop lights at the intersection and turned prematurely, ending up on the railroad track instead of Main Street.
The woman was not injured.
Traffic at Main and Moonlight was detoured while police investigated the accident.