An 18-year-old driver was injured overnight when his van ran into the railroad tracks on the 700 block of Pennsylvania Street in east Lawrence, Lawrence police said this morning.
Sgt. Dan Ward said the incident happenned at 3:12 a.m. when a white, 2001 Chevrolet van ran into the tracks. The van continued north over the first set of tracks and came to a stop on the second set, Sgt. Dan Ward said.
Ward said the driver was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released. No other vehicles were involved, Ward said.
He said alchohol was believed to be involved in the accident.