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Driver taken to hospital after SUV, train collide in south Sacramento County

A man was taken to a hospital after his vehicle collided with a freight train Friday evening in south Sacramento County.

The collision occurred shortly before 5:30 p.m. at Florin Road near McComber Street. The man was westbound on Florin in a Ford Expedition and drove through railroad crossing arms, into the path of a southbound freight train, said Officer Michael Bradley, CHP spokesman. He said the train struck the right front of the vehicle, propelling the SUV to the west side of Florin Road and onto its roof.

Bradley said the driver, the only person in the vehicle, was taken to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, south Sacramento, with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

He said the roadway was reopened to traffic, although the train remained stopped on the tracks between Florin and Gerber roads.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.