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Driver seriously hurt after colliding with train in Bastrop

BASTROP, TX – A woman was severely injured after she collided with a Union Pacific train in Bastrop yesterday afternoon, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

The accident occurred near the intersection of Persimmon Street and Wilson Street at about 2 p.m., when a 60-year-old driver of a Jeep Cherokee reportedly drove around the arms of a railroad crossing as a train was headed towards her.

The Jeep and the train collided, causing the car to lose its roof and roll over onto its side.

The driver, who has yet to be publicly identified, was airlifted to the hospital in Austin with severe wounds.

No occupants of the train were reported as hurt.

Authorities continue to investigate the collision at this time.

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