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Car hit by train in Auckland

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 6/10/2016

A woman has been been taken to hospital in a serious condition after the car she was driving was hit by a train at an Auckland level crossing.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Morningside Drive around 4.20pm on Thursday.

The woman was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Police say initial reports are that the barrier arm was down and the lights were flashing when the car drove through.

All trains have been stopped, road diversions are in place and motorists are asked to avoid the area.

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