Train collides with car in Stafford

STAFFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Two people in Stafford are lucky to be alive after a train struck their vehicle on Wednesday morning.

According to police, just after 7 a.m., a vehicle was traveling on West Street when it entered the railway crossing despite warning devices being activated.

An oncoming train then struck the car and its occupants.

Police say the operator was not injured and refused medical attention. The passenger was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for evaluation.

The operator was issued an infraction for Failure to Stop Motor Vehicle at Railroad Crossing.

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