January 22, 2012- A roll-over crash happened on Highway 43, east of Pixley. The accident occurred on Sunday, at about 6:52 PM.
Linda Morales, of Bakersfield, was driving a 1996 Jeep Cherokee, southbound on Highway 43 near Avenue 108.
Susan Slaterlamp, of Lemoore, was driving a 1993 Ford Explorer north on Hwy 43. The Ford drifted into the southbound lane of the highway, into the oncoming traffic.
Morales swerved to avoid a head-on collision with the Ford, but lost control of the Jeep and it flipped over several times before coming to rest on the train tracks that run parallel to the highway.
Morales suffered minor injuries and was taken to Tulare Regional Medical Center. Her three boys, who were occupants in the Jeep, were uninjured.
Slaterlamp was not hurt and her vehicle was undamaged.
The accident caused an Amtrak train and a freight train to be delayed for several hours, while they cleared the SUV from the tracks and inspected the railroad tracks for any damage.
The cause of the crash is under investigation. No citations were issued at the scene.
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