Shonda M. Dosher, 34, of 4095 Ricklyn Drive in Chambersburg, was charged with failure to stop at a railroad crossing, according to Hagerstown Police Chief Mark Holtzman.
One train engine pulling another engine struck the Dodge Neon that Dosher was driving as she tried to cross the tracks shortly before 9 a.m., Holtzman said.
Authorities said Dosher was taken to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown to be treated for what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries.
A hospital spokeswoman said Friday afternoon that Dosher’s condition had not been determined.
Boonsboro resident Jeromy Hallmark said he was walking along the tracks when he saw the collision.
“She drove up and it was just bam,” he said.
Hallmark said he ran to the car to help and found a woman “hunched over.”
“She was kind of dazed,” he said. “She just seemed really disoriented.”
The crossing at the point where the crash occurred has several flashing lights on both sides of the tracks to warn motorists of an approaching train, but no arms that swing down to block traffic.
Holtzman said the warning system was working properly at the time of the crash.
CSX spokesman Bob Sullivan said the trains were returning to Hagerstown after they finished hauling freight to local customers.
He said trains traveling through the residential area where the crash occurred aren’t allowed to blow their horns unless there’s an emergency.
The Dodge sustained heavy front end damage as a result of the collision. A tow truck pulled up and started to remove the car around 9:30 a.m.
Potomac Avenue was closed to traffic for about 100 yards in both directions, but was reopened before 9:45 a.m.