Posted on April 24, 2012 at 10:58 AM
Tuesday, Apr 24 at 11:22 AM
WEST ST. LOUIS, Missouri (KMOV.com) -- Two people are in serious, but stable condition after their vehicle left the roadway, stopped on MetroLink tracks and was struck by an oncoming train Tuesday morning.
According to authorities, the accident happened around 1:15 a.m. in the 900 block of Hodiamont.
St. Louis police said a car with two occupants inside left the roadway, drove onto private property, crashed through a fence and ended up on MetroLink tracks. A Metro train approaching was unable to stop in time and struck the vehicle, sending it off the tracks.
The vehicle suffered heavy damage and is totaled.
The vehicle occupants, a man and a woman in their 20's, suffered serious injuries and were transported to a St. Louis hospital.
Police said it will take some time to figure out how the accident happened. They are not saying if alcohol was a factor.
Nobody in the train was injured.
Metro inspectors have checked out the tracks and determined everything is safe. MetroLink customers should not experience any delay in service.
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