Amtrak Train Hits Car at 80mph, Driver Survives
Driver tried to go around crossing bar, police say
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Suggested by wizman
Posted Dec 12, 2013 7:08 AM CST
Updated Dec 12, 2013 10:18 AM CST
The wreckage of a motor vehicle that was involved in an accident with an Amtrak train rests beside the tracks on the Route 40/Route 460 crossing in Waverly, Va., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.   (AP Photo/Virginia State Police)
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(Newser) – An Amtrak train going 80mph hit a car this morning in Waverly, Va., but somehow driver Untron Drew survived. Drew was trying to drive around the crossing bar at the time, a police spokesperson says, "disregarding warning lights" as he crossed the tracks. His injuries are not life-threatening, WTVR reports. The crash took place at 5:57am, and alcohol is a factor, police say. No train passengers were injured.

 

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