MAY 19, 1997
Car hit by Dinner Train
Two adults and a two-year-old child walked away unharmed after their 1988 Subaru station wagon was shoved aside by the Spirit of Washington Dinner Train. The vehicle was carried a half-dozen feet and then pinned to a stop sign at a private crossing near Woodinville Lumber off of the Woodinville-Redmond Rd. at 2:30 p.m. on May 15.
According to Woodinville Fire & Life Safety District Deputy Chief Dominic Marzano, the vehicle was too close to the tracks. The accident occurred as the Dinner Train was backing up at a low speed. Marzano said the woman had became rattled when she saw the train backing towards her.
"They were pretty lucky they weren't farther out on the tracks," Marzano said. Train-vehicle collisions in the Woodinville area are infrequent. Marzano could only remember one other such incident in his nine years in Woodinville, and that, too, involved the Dinner Train.