Five people were hurt when a car collided with a light rail train during rush hour on Friday afternoon at Old Pineville Road and South Boulevard, Medic reported.
Two patients were taken to Carolinas Medical Center and three to Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. All had minor injuries, according to Medic.
A witness told the Observer that the driver had stopped before the tracks because traffic was backed up on the other side of the tracks. That’s when the no-crossing gates when down behind her, the witness said.
The wreck happened at about 5:30 p.m. at the Scaleybark station, which is opposite Scaleybark Road, across South Boulevard at Old Pineville Road.