#10. Raw Video: South Charlotte light rail crash

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Woman attempts to beat Light Rail train, causes crash

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 23 at 4:41 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte Area Transit System released surveillance footage Wednesday after a light rail train smashed into a car at a crossing in south Charlotte on Sunday.

Officials say a woman was trying to beat the stop arms for the light rail train when it smashed into her vehicle.

The crash happened at the intersection of Remount Road and South Boulevard.  Fire officials said one person in the car was trapped, and it took a crew of 14 firefighters about 12 minutes to free the victim. 

Investigators told NewsChannel 36 the woman was cited after the accident.

One person was transported to the hospital, according to the Charlotte Fire Department.

Click the video player to watch raw video of the crash.
 

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