Louisiana woman injured after Amtrak train strikes her SUV

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METAIRIE, LA (WGNO) – A woman was injured after her SUV collided with an Amtrak train in south Louisiana.

According to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened around 3 p.m. Monday near Central Ave. and Heaslip Ave. in Metairie.

Initial reports show the driver of the SUV, a 49-year-old woman, drove around the railroad crossing arms. She was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

JPSO plans to issue the woman a citation for failure to yield.

No one on the train was injured.

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