Driver injured after car & train collide in Sheffield

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SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) – The driver of a car suffered only minor injuries following a collision with a train.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of Shop Pike and Montgomery Avenue in Sheffield.

Police say the driver ignored the crossing arm while heading north on Montgomery Avenue.

The train hit the passenger side of the vehicle.

The driver walked away with minor injuries.

Investigators closed down the area for several hours following the collision.

Authorities say alcohol or drugs were not a factor in this case.