LYON TOWNSHIP (WWJ) – Oakland County authorities say an elderly driver was hospitalized after his car was struck by a train in Oakland County.

It happened Wednesday, according to the sheriff’s office, as the 88-year-old Northville man was traveling northbound on Griswold, north of 8 Mile Rd. in Lyon Township.

According to investigators, the man drove through the train crossing gate and was hit as the train came through. There was only minor damage as a result of the crash, sheriff’s officials said, and minor injuries.

The driver was taken to Providence Hospital Novi where he was reported in stable condition. His name was not released.

No one else was hurt.



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