Melbourne police investigate after vehicle collides with train

Crossing arm lowered down onto vehicle, police say

By Troy Blevins - Graham Media Group

File photo from Florida Today.

MELBOURNE, Fla. - Melbourne police are investigating after a vehicle collided with a train Thursday.

It happened just after 7 p.m. at the intersection of Hibiscus Boulevard and FEC.

Police said the driver of the vehicle was traveling west on Hibiscus Boulevard as the train was approaching.

The driver tried crossing the tracks as the crossing arm lowered down onto the vehicle, police said. The train came through the intersection, making contact with the back of the vehicle.

Police said the vehicle spun around and came to a stop on the west side of the train tracks.

The driver was emotionally distraught, but did not appear to have any noticeable injuries, police said. The driver, who was the only person inside the vehicle, was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

The train was released from the scene. Police said traffic should return to normal.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime line at 800-423-TIPS (8477).

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