One Person Goes to Hospital after being Rear-ended

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A woman was taken to the hospital after the car she was in was rear-ended in a late night crash. Injuries are considered non life-threatening.

Just after 11:00 Friday night, police and fire crews were called to the 300 block of W. South Street for a two car crash where two people were reported to be injured.

Lincoln Police report that their investigation leads them to believe one car had stopped in the eastbound lane of South Street near the railroad crossing because of a train.

According to LPD just as the train cleared the road and the crossing arms went up is when the crash happened.

Both cars skidded across the two train tracks crossing the road, when the second car finally coming to a stop straddling the center divider.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe crews had to inspect the tracks to insure it is safe before allowing trains to use the crossing.

LPD says one person in the front car was transported to Bryan West Campus with non life-threatening injuries. Another person in that car refused medical treatment.

The driver of the second car spoke with 10/11 News and said he was not injured.

Police cited the second driver for negligent driving saying they believe he was distracted at the time of the crash.

Both vehicles are considered to be total losses.