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KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — A flatbed truck was hit by a train near a Kernersville high school Tuesday morning.

Troopers said the eastbound Norfolk Southern train hit the flatbed of the truck as it crossed the tracks while leaving the industrial park outside East Forsyth High School at West Mountain Street around 9:15 a.m.

Officials said the railroad crossing has no lights or stop-arms.

The driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, troopers said.  The driver’s identity has not been released.  Troopers said nobody was seriously injured.

A lane of West Mountain Street was closed for about two hours due to wreckage from the crash.  After the crash, the train was at a halt with the truck’s cab stuck in its path, while the flatbed came to rest at the intersection with Peddycord Park Drive.

The wreckage has since been cleared and the lane has been reopened.

Troopers said the train pushed the cab about 200 yards down the tracks before it came to a stop.

The flatbed was used to transport wrecked vehicles, officials said.

No other details were immediately available.

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