Driver crashes through light rail gate at Scaleybark station

CHARLOTTE (WBTV) - Police in South Charlotte say a man is in the hospital after crashing his pick-up truck at the Scaleybark light rail station.

Just one car involved here but police say the driver ended up on the tracks.

It happened around 2:00 am Saturday. The driver had to be cut from the car and rushed to the hospital.

Police tell us he's expected to survive.

They say it appears speed and alcohol played a role in the crash.

Police shut down a section of the road in both directions for a few hours, and CATS had to make repairs to a crossing gate.

The light rail schedule was not affected. South Boulevard reopened around 4:00 a.m.

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