Amtrak train strikes SUV in Metairie, woman transported to hospital

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METAIRIE, LA - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is reporting a collision between an SUV and an Amtrak train.

Officers say the accident happened around 3 p.m. near Central Avenue and Heaslip Avenue in Metairie.

Initial reports show the driver of the SUV, a 49-year-old woman, drove around the railroad crossing arms. She was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

JPSO plans to issue the woman a citation for failure to yield.

No one on the train was injured.

Check back for updates.

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