Driver hospitalized after train, car collide on city’s east side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A man was seriously injured after his car collided with a train early Friday morning.

Indianapolis Metropolitan police say the crash happened around 1 a.m. at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Sherman Drive. IMPD said the driver disregarded the flashing railroad arms and tried to go around them.

A train traveling southwest toward downtown collided with the car, sending it off the tracks onto Roosevelt Avenue. The car ended up against a fence.

The driver regained consciousness at the scene before being taken to Eskenazi Hospital.

Police said no alcohol or other impairment was suspected in connection with the incident.