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UPDATED: Two injured when car hits train in Lakewood

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on March 26, 2010 at 5:38 am |
March 26, 2010 12:47 pm

Two people were injured early today after their car hit a cargo train at a Lakewood railroad crossing.

The crash occurred about 3:15 a.m. at the intersection of 100th Street and Lakeview Avenue Southwest, the Lakewood Fire Department reported.

One of the car’s occupants had been able to get out of the vehicle before firefighters arrived. Fire crews extricated the other occupant, the department reported.

Both were taken to a hospital for treatment of their injuries.

No one on the train was injured. Lakewood police were investigating the crash.

UPDATE: Lakewood police report the two injured people were a 44-year-old husband and 55-year-old wife.

He told officers that he was feeling ill early today and decided to drive himself and his wife to the hospital, Lakewood police Lt. Dave Guttu said. When he got to the intersection, he said he noticed the red flashing lights but didn’t see a train coming. He slowly moved forward and hit the train.

“It wasn’t high speed,” Guttu said.

The man crawled out of his crashed car.

Drugs and alcohol were not suspected.

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