An Amtrak train hit a car carrying two people in Four Oaks on Monday afternoon.
The wreck occurred at the North Baker Street crossing just after 2 p.m., Four Oaks Police Chief Stephen Anderson said. It is not clear whether the railroad crossing’s arm rails were down at the time, he said.
The motorist and passenger, a male and female, were transported to an area hospital for treatment, Anderson said.
The crash drove the vehicle into a utility pole that nearly broke in half, Anderson said. CSX Transportation owns the pole, Anderson said, and railroad workers planned to have it replaced by the end of the day.
Authorities shut part of the street for about an hour, Anderson said.
The train, the Amtrak Palmetto, was carrying 124 passengers from Savannah, Ga., to New York City, Amtrak spokeswoman Kimberly Woods said.
None of the passengers or crew reported injuries, Woods said, and the train resumed its journey about 2:45 p.m.
Amtrak will cooperate with the local authorities during their investigation, Woods said.