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Driver injured after car hit by train

Accident occurred just before 1:30 a.m. on Probandt Street

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SAN ANTONIO – A driver was injured after their car was hit by an oncoming train, San Antonio police said Friday.

The accident occurred just before 1:30 a.m. on Probandt Street near Lone Star Boulevard on the South Side of downtown.

Police said the driver tried to speed through the crossing arms while they were flashing and down. The driver went under the gates and that's when, police said, the Amtrak engine hit the car.

The impact sent the vehicle spinning across the tracks before ultimately crashing into a fence.

The driver was taken to an area hospital for his injuries.

A passenger inside the car ran from the scene.

Police said at this time it is unclear if any charges will be filed.

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