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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two vehicles and a light rail train were involved in an accident that sent seven people to local hospitals as a result of the accident. Four people were described as having serious injuries while three were described as having suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to the media.

Police and Emergency crews treat the injured at a light rail train accident in southeast Charlotte, NC where one vehicle was rear-ended and shoved into the path of an oncoming train.WATCH VIDEO

Police said the accident occurred near the intersection of Remount Road and South Boulevard on Wednesday night, April 25, just after 8:30 p.m. when a SUV slammed into the back of a car that was stopped at the rail crossing on Remount.

Map showing location of a light rail train accident in Charlotte, NC on April 25, 2012 at the Remount Rd and South Blvd rail crossing.

The force of the impact was so strong that the car then hit the side of the light rail train that was passing. The crossing gates were down at the time of the wreck.

Officials said that the train’s collision with the car was unavoidable.

CATS spokesperson Jean Leier said that three passengers on the train were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The train’s engineer was not hurt but was also taken to the hospital as standard procedure.

Authorities said that alcohol may be involved, however, the incident remains under investigation at this time.


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