CHARLOTTE, NC – A train travelling through Charlotte hit an ATV late Monday night. As a result, the passenger was severely injured.
Moreover, the incident occurred just around 9 p.m. on Camden Road. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the damages were serious.
Furthermore, police arrived at the scene after receiving multiple calls that an ATV was resting on the train tracks when it was hit by a train. According to Mecklenburg EMS, the rider was in critical shape with severe injuries, and therefore quickly transported to the hospital.
Additionally, the Charlotte Area Transit System alerted riders that there would be some changes to the LYNX Blue Line service following the incident. Further stating that these modifications stem from a train making direct contact with a passenger vehicle near the East/West Station. Therefore, riders should expect extreme delays. Or, look into alternative travelling methods.
Apart from this, authorities still have no word on how the ATV ended up on the tracks in the first place. Further details surrounding the ATV incident have not been provided yet. The investigation is ongoing.