Train hits car, woman airlifted to hospital

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - A woman was airlifted to the Columbus Regional after her car was hit by a train Friday morning.

The woman's condition is not known at this time, but Auburn Police say she is extremely fortunate that the train did not crush the car when the two collided at North Stage Road railroad crossing around 9:00 a.m.

Officers tell us the westbound CSX train struck the vehicle on the passenger side door and pushed it about 500 yards.

There are no crossing arms at the crossing, where the accident happened.

Detectives say there are signals that alert drivers that a train is coming.

The accident remains under investigation.

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