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Train collides with vehicle in southwest Little Rock

By David Harten

This article was originally published March 29, 2012 at 2:49 p.m. Updated March 29, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.

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A train collided with a vehicle Thursday afternoon, leaving at least one person seriously injured.

Car hit by train in southwest Little Rock

A train collided with a car on Forbing Road just off S. University Ave. on Thursday afternoon. The d...

— A train collided with a vehicle Thursday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. in southwest Little Rock at South University Avenue and Forbing Road.

According to Little Rock Police Department spokesman Lt. Terry Hastings, the driver of a red Dodge Stratus tried to go around the guard bars on the tracks as the train approached. The 73-car train was approaching at normal speed when it hit the rear of the vehicle, sending it spinning until it came to rest in a ditch.

The driver of the Stratus was taken to the hospital and is listed in critical condition.

Authorities are recovering a black box from the train to learn more details about the incident.

We'll have more on this story as it develops.

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doclucas says... March 29, 2012 at 4:18 p.m.

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wormie says... March 29, 2012 at 6:45 p.m.

The train appeared to be bigger than the car. I admire his spunk.

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