Hamilton police investigating, person in custody after train collides with car

Hamilton police is investigating a collision between a car and a train. File / Global News

A 20-year-old man is facing charges, after a train collided with a car in Hamilton.

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It happened just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the railway crossing on Cochrane Road South of Lawrence.

Witnesses state the railway crossing lights were operating at the time of the collision and saw the driver flee the scene.

Police located a black 2014 GMC Terrain on its side, on the south side of the railway tracks, with no occupants inside.

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A short time later police located the driver at his residence in the area, where he was arrested and later taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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Police say further investigation revealed the accused had a dozen outstanding charges.

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