PLAQUEMINE, LA (WAFB) - Officials say no serious injuries were reported Friday afternoon when the driver of a car tried to beat a train while crossing the tracks and was hit by the train.
The front of the train hit the back of the car, pushing it off the tracks.
The driver of the vehicle was injured, but is expected to be fine.
The crash happened just after 4 p.m. in the 24000 block of Rail Road Avenue. The train was stuck there until it could be inspected.
All crossings between LA 75 and LA 1148 by Dow Chemical were closed.