Updated:SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) (AP)ong> - State police said a Somerset man has been seriously injured after he tried to drive his car through a railroad crossing before a train passed.
Troopers said 43-year-old Brian Ronald Trent was injured just before 10 a.m. Tuesday at a crossing in Somerset Township.
Witnesses told police that railroad crossing lights were flashing when Trent drove his car across the tracks and was struck on its passenger side by a CSX freight train. The car spun along the tracks before the rear of the vehicle was also hit by the train.
Police said in a news release that Trent suffered unspecified serious injuries.
He was flown to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, where hospital officials say he was undergoing surgery Tuesday afternoon.
Man seriously injured trying to cross railroad before train passed
Amazon.com scam hits shoppers before holidays
Woman caught on camera stealing Salvation Army kettle at Waycross Walmart
Trump takes to Twitter to mull loss of citizenship, jail time for flag burners
Rescued, injured bald eagle treated at Audubon Center