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Driver Slightly Injured as Car Is Struck by Train in Tustin

A Santa Ana teen-ager escaped serious injury Thursday when he failed to heed warning lights and his car was struck by a slow-moving train in Tustin, police reported.

Ross Jordan, 17, suffered only minor injuries and was treated and released from the Health Care Medical Center in Tustin shortly after the 10:10 a.m. accident, Tustin Police Sgt. Mike Shanahan said.

He said Jordan was driving a compact car west on Warner Avenue when he skidded across the railroad track and was hit on the right side by the Santa Fe Railroad freight train, which was moving at 5 m.p.h.

Shanahan said the railroad crossing has no barricade and only a blinking light is used to issue warnings that a train is crossing.

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