HARRODSBURG Pamela Parks, 46, of 214 N. Hill St., drove her vehicle into the path of a train at 8:50 a.m. Friday.
Chaplin Sgt. Terry Cornish, who investigated the accident, said Parks' car was headed south on Greenville Street when it crossed the tracks that intersect Greenville Street. The engineer of the train, R.D. Flynn, said the railroad crossing lights were working at the time the vehicle crossed the tracks. He also told police that while the speed limit for the train in that area is 15 mph, the train was going 14 mph and he was using the train's horn.
Parks said she did not see the train coming until she was on the tracks. The train struck her car on the driver's side rear door, but caused only moderate damage. Parks complained her head hurt and said she would go to the hospital on her own. She refused treatment at the scene.