Train Accident in North Valley

February 16, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A train crashed into a car in Madera County Saturday afternoon, sending a man to the hospital and leaving investigators to wonder how it happened.The crash happened on Avenue 21, just a little ways away from Fairmead Boulevard.

Highway patrol officers say the crossing arms were working so the man either went around them and then stopped on the tracks, or he was driving really slowly.

When the train hit his car, the man got knocked out onto the road.

He was taken by helicopter to a Fresno hospital, but police say his injuries are minor.


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