Car Slides on Ice, Hits MetroLink Train

3 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Friday, December 06 2013 Dec 6, 2013 Friday, December 06, 2013 11:08:26 AM CST December 06, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

PAGEDALE (AP) - Eight passengers on a MetroLink light rail train in suburban St. Louis are recovering from what appeared to be minor injuries after a car slid into the path of a train.

The accident happened Friday morning on an ice-covered hill in Pagedale. The driver of the car was not hurt. The injured train passengers were taken to a hospital as a precaution.

St. Louis County police say the car came off an icy hill and slid past a crossing gate near the St. Charles Rock Road MetroLink station, striking the side of the train.

The accident caused a suspension of service in both directions for a time, but the track later reopened.

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