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Video: Train hits SUV that went around crossing gates


Published:   |   Updated: April 3, 2014 at 10:42 AM

HOUSTON — Police released video Wednesday showing an SUV being struck last week by a Houston passenger train after the driver went around crossing gates.

Two adults and two children in the sport utility vehicle were transported for treatment of injuries not considered life-threatening.

Police said the driver will be cited for running a red light and other infractions.

The Metro Transit Authority of Harris County released video footage Monday showing the SUV drive around the gates, then slow for other motorists traveling along a road parallel to the tracks. The train struck the SUV broadside on the passenger side, dragging it before finally coming to a stop.

It was left a mangled wreck, partially pinned under the front of the train.

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