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Driver crashes into railroad gate, fire hydrant in Blue Island

Police investigate a crash about 10:45 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018 in the 13500 block of South Western Ave in Blue Island. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

A driver crashed their truck through a railroad crossing gate Thursday night in south suburban Blue Island.

About 10:45 p.m., the truck was traveling quickly south in the 13500 block of Western Avenue when it struck a crossing gate, a pole and then a fire hydrant, according to Blue Island officials at the scene of the crash.

One person was trapped inside the truck, and was extricated and taken to a hospital, authorities said.

The pole and the fire hydrant were knocked out of the ground.

Southbound lanes were closed for over an hour as police investigated the crash.