Child critically hurt in Tucson train collision

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say a woman and her young daughter were hurt after a train rammed their stuck car.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department says a car being driven by the 27-year-old woman became stuck on railroad tracks at about 9 p.m. Friday.

Chief Deputy Chris Nanos says the engineer of an approaching Union Pacific train sounded his horn and tried to stop.

Nanos says the train was unable to avoid colliding with the car's passenger side.

The mother is listed in serious condition.

Investigators say she failed to negotiate a turn and drove up an embankment onto the tracks.

Nanos says there were no signs of alcohol impairment and the girl was properly restrained in a child safety seat.

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