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Driver injured after train collides with SUV in Davidson County

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A White Bluff woman continues to recover after her SUV was struck by a train Monday afternoon in west Nashville.

The collision was reported about 5 p.m. near Highway 70 and McCrory Lane, and surveillance video from a nearby gas station showed the woman's vehicle crossing the tracks just as the fast-moving train approached.

Jeffrey Grant was getting gas across the street at Eddie's Market at the time.

"Before I knew it, I heard this big explosion," Grant said.

He helped pull the woman out of what was left of her Honda SUV, which had been broadsided on the passenger side.

"She was laid over, humped over. Big gash in her head," Grant said. "She was dazed. She was really dazed."

Grant says he hopes the woman will be OK. What authorities still don't know is why she drove right into the path of the train.

There are no crossing arms at the site, but the train was sounding its horn as it approached the crossing.

The 41-year-old driver was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she remains in stable condition.

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