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Train Follow-up

A Eutawville woman and her 2-year-old son avoided major injuries after the car they occupied and a train collided on Thursday afternoon at Whitman and Magnolia streets in Orangeburg.

A 26-year-old Eutawville woman and her 2-year-old son did not sustain any injuries in a Thursday afternoon collision involving her vehicle and a train at Magnolia and Whitman streets in Orangeburg.

According to an Orangeburg Department of Public Safety incident report, the 2007 Nissan Altima, occupied by the Eutawville mother and son, was stopped on the railroad tracks where Whitman and Magnolia intersect.

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The report states the Eutawville woman contributed to the collision because she failed to yield the right of way to the train.

At 4:46 p.m., a southbound Norfolk Southern train, traveling an estimated 15 mph, struck the front of the Nissan.

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Orangeburg County EMS transported the woman and her son to the Regional Medical Center to get checked, ODPS Capt. Alfred Alexander said.

Both she and her son were properly restrained in their vehicle at the time of the collision.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 16 years.

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