80-year-old driver sustains only minor injuries after train and car collide in Beverly

Drivers were asked to avoid the area surrounding a collision between a car and a train in Beverly on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Transit Police, an 80-year-old man in a 2020 Toyota Camry entered the Hale Street Railroad Crossing just before 4 p.m. The Camry sustained major front-end damage and the driver was transported to an area hospital.

He sustained only minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.

Transit officials say the grade crossing safety system as well as lights and audible alarms were fully operational at the time of the crash, and that the gates were in the down position. Commuter Rail service was significantly delayed due to the collision.

Hale Street was closed between the intersection with Haskell Street and the intersection with Thissell Street after the reported motor vehicle accident, Beverly police shared on social media.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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