Vehicle struck by train after driving around the crossing’s stop arms
BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. -- A driver was injured when his vehicle was struck by a train on Mayflower Road Wednesday evening, according to Michigan State Police.
The preliminary investigation showed the 36-year-old male driver drove his 2000 Cadillac El Dorado around the stop arms at the railroad crossing around 7 p.m., police said.
The train was unable to stop in time and struck the Cadillac.
The train stopped approximately a quarter of a mile from the impact location.
When emergency responders arrived, they discovered the driver had fled the scene, but he was located at a local hospital, reports said.
He suffered minor injuries, police said.
The driver was issued two citations for leaving the scene of a crash and disregarding train crossing signals, according to police.