FLINT, MI — A woman is being treated at Hurley Medical Center after her car and a train were involved in a crash Sunday morning in Flint.
Officers with the Flint Police Department responded around 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 to the area of Richfield Road between Dort Highway and Western Road for a crash.
Flint firefighters helped put out the flames after a white, four-door Chevy sedan caught ablaze.
Early indications are the driver may have gone around the gates, per police and railroad officials.
Brian Edwards, director of safety and training for Lake State Railway, said police told him the driver of the Chevy traveled around a second vehicle and then around the gates. The driver of the second vehicle worked on getting the woman out of the Chevy.
“It’s just unfortunate. Those gates are there for a reason,” Edwards said, while wishing the best for the injured driver. “It’s just sad.”
Police at the scene were not immediately able to provide a condition on the driver.
The train was coming from Novi into a rail yard in Flint for an inspection, Edwards said, and traveling at approximately 28 miles per hour when the crash took place.
Richfield Road between Dort Highway and Western Road is closed until further notice.
The incident remain under investigation.