Jonesboro woman pulled from vehicle stalled on railroad tracks

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Jonesboro woman was pulled from her vehicle to safety by a Jonesboro Police Officer, according to an incident report.

According to Officer Timothy Burns, a 72-year-old-woman was stopped on a set of Union Pacific train tracks late Wednesday night. Burns responded to the scene at the intersection of Richardson and Rock Road.

According to Burns' narrative, the woman was in her vehicle, which was stuck on the tracks. When he arrived on the scene, he saw a red SUV parked on the railroad tracks. The officer also overheard an oncoming train blow its horn.

Burns was able to pull out the woman from her vehicle and carry her off to safety. He then used his flashlight to flag down the conductor of the train. A dispatcher also contacted Union Pacific, which advised the train to slow down.

The woman was not hurt.

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