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.
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