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SUV strikes train car at railroad crossing, injuring 3

August 5, 2019

STOCKERTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a sport utility vehicle collided with a train in eastern Pennsylvania over the weekend, injuring three people.

State police in Belfast say the SUV approached a railroad crossing in Stockertown shortly before 2:30 p.m. Saturday and struck a train car as it crossed the roadway.

The 19-year-old man driving and his two 18-year-old male passengers were taken to St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill for treatment. Their conditions weren’t immediately available.

Police said all three were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. The driver was cited for failure to obey traffic control devices. The SUV was heavily damaged and was towed from the scene.

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