No one was injured in a Sunday afternoon collision between a westbound Union Pacific Railroad train and a vehicle stalled at the Broadwell Avenue crossing.
But the crossing near Ace Hardware and Sutter Deli is expected to remain closed until Tuesday because of damage to a crossing arm.
Grand Island police said Jesse R. Florez was driving south on Broadwell shortly before 1:40 p.m. and had the front tires of his wife's 1984 Bronco II sport utility vehicle over the first rail of the tracks when the engine died.
Florez saw the oncoming train and “bailed out” before the collision, Arnold said.
The train barely clipped the Bronco, but it was pushed into the crossing arm and broke it off at the foundation.
Arnold said it will take a backhoe and some extensive repairs to restore the crossing arm, so the crossing was closed.
Road closure signs were set up by city road crews.
— World-Herald News Service