Train hits car sending four to hospital

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Four people are recovering today after police say the driver tried to beat a train, but was hit while crossing the tracks.  

It happened at the tracks at 21st Street and Massachusetts Avenue on the near east side.  Crews were dispatched to the scene about 1:49 a.m. Sunday.

Indianapolis Fire officials extricated two people from the vehicle.

They say Angelita Love, 41, was traveling south bound over the tracks, when she collided with a train heading southwest.

Both passengers in the backseat got out of the car on their own before rescue crews arrived at the scene.  Due to the serious nature of the crash, those passengers, Walter Love Jr., 22, and Cornell Dunn, 44, were also taken to the hospital.

IFD extrication crews had to remove the windshield of the SUV to get both Angelita Love and her husband, Walter, 43, out of the vehicle.  Both victims were taken to Methodist Hospital. 

All victims are considered to be in serious condition due to the severity of the impact, but none are believed to have life threatening injuries.