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Union Pacific Railroad Track Shut Down After Car Gets Stuck On Tracks

Caledonia Police have to shut down the Union Pacific Railroad on Four Mile Road just west of Douglas Avenue just before midnight on Saturday after a woman got her car stuck on the tracks.

A woman got her car stuck on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in the 3200 block of Four Mile Road on Saturday.

According to a report by the , at 11:57 p.m. Erin Suominen, 25, of Racine, went around the barricades near the and hit a gravel pile when her brakes didn’t work. The front end of the car was partially on the railroad tracks. Suominen got out of the car and called 911.

Police officers called Union Pacific Railroad to have the track shut down while the car was removed. Suominen was cited for failing to maintain control and violating a highway closed to travel sign.

Alcohol was not a factor in the incident.

Vera Anderson August 27, 2012 at 07:24 PM
My Goodness. The signs are there for a reason. Duh.....or can't this person read. Hope her ticket costs least teach her a lesson.
john meyer August 27, 2012 at 07:36 PM
not someone with a full deck
a quiet conservative August 27, 2012 at 08:16 PM
People have been ignoring that sign for months at the construction site. I hope the next person loses their car to teach the other lawbreakers a lesson.
Tuco August 27, 2012 at 09:15 PM
I could pull her car off the tracks. Not responsible for ANY damage! Duma$$!
melissa Warner August 28, 2012 at 02:19 AM
hope she is billed for the call...
kevin ross suominen August 28, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Well I hope the rest of you people understand if it was your wife you wouldn't be talking that way because it is an accident but I guess people just have no brains or compassion when you hope for people that have to f****** pay for an accident well guess what her husband which is me will be paying for fixing the car and talking s*** to you people for being ignorant
Lisa Loew August 28, 2012 at 04:27 AM
She is Thanks for your concern You sure are heartless
Lisa Loew August 28, 2012 at 04:28 AM
For saying what you have you are not playing with a full deck. That is very unkind You obviously do not know all the facts
Lisa Loew August 28, 2012 at 04:30 AM
Until you know the facts you should not be opening your mouth She can read fine I am her mother
kevin ross suominen August 28, 2012 at 04:34 AM
This is Erin who got in the accident and just saw what you ppl with no lives wrote. Yeah there was signs so I try to turn around but the brake line broke and I couldn't stop and then I ended up going over a cliff of stone right into the tracks I could have died or got hurt but all you care about is if I gotta pay well I guess you're short of cash if that's all you're worried about is money but I don't think about that part I'm just safe and my dog is safe just if you wanted to know but you people should put a sticker on the back your car that says I'm a heartless person so if I'm in distress don't stop for me because I'm a dick and I have no heart or feelings or concerns to help any other person but I guess some people just can't care about others but now I'm go to look up the rest you guys on public access and then I'll be sure to post 1 more message about the rest of you and then we'll see how you like it
Matt Zajac August 28, 2012 at 05:43 AM
Is there ANY work being done to complete the damn thing or is it just sitting closed? Will it EVER open?
marie johnson August 28, 2012 at 11:17 AM
hi erin, i am one that is glad u and your dog are ok. The story should have had the facts writen better. Losing control of ones vechiel is scarry. I have been in that situation and believe me i was freaking out.. Tkx for clearing up the situation and do not pay attention to the jerks that wrote all that nasty stuff.. Not worth u wasting your engery on them.
Denise Lockwood August 28, 2012 at 02:27 PM
@Matt, I'm working on that story. @Erin, I'm glad you are OK too. What a horrible experience.
CommentingQueen August 28, 2012 at 07:14 PM
@ John Meyer LOL is that your stage name.. You are just as much a dbag as the real John Mayer! @Vera Anderson You are obviously not a mother, friend, or sister to anyone. Who passes jusdgement from a short story! Not someone with a FULL DECK. Find a hobby.. and one that involves building up others around you, not bringing them down because your unhappy with your own life. SAD SAD PPL.
CommentingQueen August 28, 2012 at 07:16 PM
AND THIS ISNT THE STONE AGE- YOU CANT PUT YOUR HEELS DOWN TO STOP A VEHICLE WITH NO BREAKS.. DING DONGS! HAHA what was she supposed to do... WITH NO BREAKS!!!!!!!!!
a quiet conservative August 28, 2012 at 07:40 PM
1.) Turn the Engine off 2.) Put the vehicle in neutral 3.) Engage the Emergency Brake 4.) Any signs of issues of brakes in the past days/weeks?
CommentingQueen August 28, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Thats great! Finally some great useful info :)
a quiet conservative August 28, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Or this...These notes and instructions on Defensive driving should be given and done with every driver. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF3nygyqx9g&feature=player_embedded
kevin ross suominen August 29, 2012 at 01:52 AM
This is Erin Suominen I just want to thank all of the kind words from some of you. It really made me feel better. I am really upset over the whole incident and embarrassed. I wasn't familiar with the area, it was dark
kevin ross suominen August 29, 2012 at 01:54 AM
Continue on my truth of the whole story. It sent on accident when I wasn't finished.
kevin ross suominen August 29, 2012 at 02:14 AM
I was trying to turn around but my break lines went out so I went over the gravel and into the tracks. I was scared but mostly upset. I am a smart person with a caring heart to others. I am never in trouble with the law and I am very capable of reading a sign to all of u who made those smart remarks of me when u don't even know me. You try making a mistake that u didn't mean to make and here that it's in the news with your name, where u reside, and it's not even full of the true facts. Yeah it's not so nice! I do not appreciate the rude heartless remarks on me and my character when I'm nothing of the above. What matters is that me and my pup are alright. So all of these stories journalists write I have a great life
kevin ross suominen August 29, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Oops darn hubbys phone is typing it for me but changing my words. Journalists should know the truth before they put a story such as mine out into public especially when your name is in it. I hope all of you ppl who were ignorant about it shut up now. Thanks again to all of my friends and family including the kind others who stood up for me. :) next time I hope you others can be more nice to the next person being ridiculed. Peace I'm done explaining myself to u ppl who are rude..
grinch August 29, 2012 at 01:19 PM
a wise man once said :cant we all just get along ? ) and get a life ?? love ya sweetie !!!!! dont worry about the people who obviously have nothing better to do with their time
grinch August 29, 2012 at 01:20 PM
a wise man once said :cant we all just get along ? ) and get a life ?? love ya sweetie !!!!! dont worry about the people who obviously have nothing better to do with their time
Kathy Meyer August 29, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Wow. People must just be looking for a reason to hurt others. I did not know there were so many perfect people in the world. It must be stressful to go through life being sure to NEVER make a mistake.
Erin Suominen August 30, 2012 at 06:40 PM
thanks Kathy, Marie Johnson, and all of my friends as well as my fam for backing me up. Its nice to have some ppl in the world who care about my well being instead of knocking me down when it was a mistake. Its not like I planned to have my breaks go out, yeah. I have to thank the officer that was first on the scene, he was so nice and did his job well. He didn't make me feel like crap like some of you ppl who dont even know me or the whole story did. :-) thanks to the writer of the story as well. She fixed the story and wished me well.

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