WOODHAVEN (WWJ) – Authorities say a car drove into a train that was “completely stopped” at a notorious railroad crossing in Woodhaven.
The accident happened early Wednesday morning at the railroad tracks on Allen Road just north of Van Horn Road.READ MORE: Tenants Fed Up Over No Heat & Hot Water At The Sapphire Apartments, Management Responds
Police tell WWJ a vehicle traveling northbound on Allen Road struck the train, which was stopped on the tracks. Other details weren’t immediately clear.
“One car, it looks like it was just clipped by the edge of one of the flatbed trailers on the train tracks,” WWJ’s Bill Szumanski reported from above the scene in Chopper 950.READ MORE: Oxford School Superintendent Addresses Claims Related To High School Shooting
Police say two people were inside the vehicle. One of the occupants was taken to the hospital while the other “walked away” from the crash, police said. It wasn’t immediately clear if the driver or the passenger was injured.
Allen Road was closed for several hours while police investigated the crash, with the train also blocking traffic on Van Horn Road, but has since reopened.
Many drivers Downriver are familiar with the railroad crossing often causing delays in traffic, with trains blocking Allen Road for over an hour at times. City planning officials have applied for multiple federal transportation grants over the years to construct an underpass at the crossing — but all applications have been denied. Authorities have estimated the cost around $30 million to create a solution for their train troubles.MORE NEWS: Detroit Man Charged After Setting Pregnant Girlfriend On Fire