Car hits train at Wilmington crossing with no warning signals

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A driver that hit a train with his car while trying to cross a Wilmington railroad crossing says he misjudged how far the train was away, dispatchers say.

The crash happened Wednesday night in the 300 block of Clay Street near Market Street.

Dispatchers say the crossing has no warning lights or gates that normally let drivers know a train is approaching. They say the only way drivers know to stop at the tracks is the sound of a train, and that’s why the driver told them he misjudged how close this one was to the crossing.

No one was hurt in the crash. Dispatchers say there is some damage to the car and the train that was hit.

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