CSX: Motorcyclist goes around lowered crossing gates before train crash in Hamilton

Credit: Nick Graham

Credit: Nick Graham

A motorcyclist went around lowered crossing gates before an early Wednesday afternoon crash with a train at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, according to a CSX Railroad spokeswoman.

MLK Jr. Boulevard between Sycamore Street and Pershing Avenue has reopened after being closed for about 90 minutes following the crash reported around 12:30 p.m.

The motorcycle operator was taken by ambulance to the Butler County Regional Airport, where a medical helicopter took him to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Hamilton police said.

Investigators say he was alert and speaking but did not release details about what led to the crash, which is under investigation.

There were no injuries to the crew of the train, said Sheriee Bowman.

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