Entrance to Hide-Away-Lakes Campground

A Newark woman sustained non-life threatening injuries when her vehicle was struck by a train at the entrance to Hide-Away-Lakes campground (above photo).  The railroad crossing does not have gates or warning signals. (Google image)

A Newark woman sustained non-life threatening injuries when her car was hit by a train on Thursday at approximately 1:58 p.m. as she was turning into Hide-Away-Lakes Campground in the 8000 block of Van Emmon Rd. .

According to the Kendall County Sheriff's Office, 56 year-old Colleen Slatton of Newark was westbound on Van Emmon Rd. and driving onto the campground's private driveway when her vehicle crossed the railroad tracks and was struck by a southbound train.

There are no gates or warning signals at the campground railroad crossing entrance.

Slatton was ticketed by Kendall County Sheriff's deputies for Disobeying a Train's Audible Signal.

The Kendall County Sheriff's Office says that Slatton was transported to Rush-Copley Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The rail line and crossing are maintained by Railnet, according to the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's office's investigation into the accident is continuing.