Dowagiac Police Assist Man After Crash Into Railroad Tracks

A 73-year-old man is unharmed after he accidentally crashed his vehicle onto some railroad tracks in Dowagiac on Tuesday. The Dowagiac Police Department says officers were called to some tracks adjacent to Depot Drive near Commercial Street shortly before 3:30 p.m. They were told a vehicle had driven through a fence and was now stuck on the tracks. The investigation revealed the man had been at an ATM at the First Source Bank when he accidentally accelerated his vehicle while leaning out of the window to make a transaction. The vehicle drove across the parking lot and through a fence by Depot Drive, coming to rest on the railroad tracks. The driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Dowagiac police were assisted at the scene by Pride Care Ambulance, the Dowagiac Fire Department, and Michigan State Police.