Portland-to-Boston Amtrak train strikes car

The Associated Press
Posted Aug. 16, 2012, at 12:28 p.m.

MEDFORD, Mass. — A Portland-to-Boston Amtrak train has struck a car just outside Boston, but authorities say there were no serious injuries.

The driver of the car was taken to the hospital with what were described as “superficial” injuries after the collision at about 8 a.m. Thursday in Medford.

The car sustained heavy damage.

Police say the 69-year-old New Hampshire resident will be cited for driving around the railroad crossing gate. His name was not released.

There were more than 60 passengers and crew on the Downeaster train, but no one on board was hurt.

The train resumed its journey at about 9:15 a.m.

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