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Driver rushed to hospital after collision with train

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(WMC-TV) - A Memphis driver was rushed to the hospital after colliding with a train Friday morning.

The accident happened at the railroad crossing on Hollywood Street, near Liberty Bowl Stadium.

Witnesses say the driver hesitated, then drove around the railroad crossing barricades. That is when he was hit by the train.

"It was like a Corolla, it kind of hesitated before he got to the track and then he was on the track and then the train came," said Chris Hamm, who saw the accident happened.

The impact of the collision pushed the car about 100 yards.

"I don't know what was going through his mind," said Hamm. "You know I guess he just hesitated didn't know what to do."

Firefighters and other first responders scrambled to pull the driver out of his car. There were some tense moments as they worked to free him from the wreckage.

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