Man injured when car hit by train in downtown Fayetteville

A train passes through the area after the crash earlier in the area of Hay and Ray streets in downtown Fayetteville. Photo by Joey McDonald/CBS North Carolina

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A driver was sent to a nearby hospital after his car was hit by a train in downtown Fayetteville Monday afternoon.

The crash happened just after 2 p.m. in the area of Hay and Ray streets, according to Fayetteville police.

The man driving the car suffered minor injuries but was still taken to a hospital.

Police said they believe alcohol was a factor in the incident.

Officials said the driver thought his car could make it across the railroad tracks before the train arrived.

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