CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - One person was injured in a crash with a light rail train in south Charlotte.
The wreck occurred Thursday afternoon at Sweden Road and South Boulevard, near the Sharon Road West station.
Officials at the scene told WBTV that a driver attempted to beat the train, went around the arms and crashed into the train.
Officials said there were nine passengers on the train, but none were injured.
CMPD said a 2014 Toyota Corolla was found next to the train tracks with heavy damage to its left side. The train had front-end damage and scratches on the right side.
One person, identified as 62-year-old Ernal Dean Fulp, was transported to Atrium Health Carolina’s Medical Center Main with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. There were no other passengers in the car.
Officials said a vehicle extrication was performed by Charlotte and Pineville fire departments.
Fulp was cited for reckless driving and failure to stop at a railroad crossing. Police said impairment is not suspected.
The LYNX Blue Line trains experienced delays due to the accident.
CATS officials said there was a bus bridge between the Sharon Road West and Arrowood stations to transport passengers.