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Woman taken to hospital following car's collision with train

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BATON ROUGE - A train crash stopped traffic near the intersection of Essen and Perkins during the evening rush Tuesday.

The tracks cross Essen Lane near Perkins and the wreck quickly blocked traffic. Traffic between I-10 and the tracks, headed toward Perkins was stopped. Traffic on the opposite side of the tracks was stopped, too, as cars waited to cross over the tracks toward I-10.

According to witnesses, the driver was stopped on the tracks in traffic and had nowhere to go.

"I heard brakes, and I looked outside the shop and I noticed it was spun away from the railroad tracks," Chuck Jack told News 2.

There were no serious injuries, but a woman was transported by ambulance to the hospital after the scene cleared.

Police tell News 2 the driver of the car will be ticketed for not following signs posted near the tracks.

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