A Chillicothe woman and her three children escaped serious injuries after their vehicle collided with a Burlington North-Santa Fe Railroad train Friday afternoon.


A Chillicothe woman and her three children escaped serious injuries after their vehicle collided with a Burlington North-Santa Fe Railroad train Friday afternoon.

According to a Chillicothe Police Department report, Elena M. Kiser, 36, of 20902 N. Deer Bluffs Drive, who was headed southbound on Benedict, told an officer at the scene that she was stopped at the railroad crossing and her foot slipped off the brake pedal, allowing her 2007 Honda Odyssey to strike the eastbound train.

The vehicle sustained sevee damage to both the front and rear ends.

Kiser suffered cuts on her forehead. Isabel Kiser, age 3, appeared uninjured. Gregory Kiser, age 7, had a bloody nose, and 10-year-old Katie Kiser complained of an arm injury.

All got out of the vehicle on their own. It appeared the front end of the vehicle was dragged by the train, spinning the car to face northwest and damaging the signal/crossing gate.

Kiser’s vehicle struck a car transporting plastics and mixed freight.

Kiser was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

She and her children were transported to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria by Rescue 33.