By Al Novack, Steve Beck

CLAYTON, N.J. (CBS) – Two people were seriously injured after their car was struck by a train in Gloucester County early Friday morning.

The incident happened at about 9 a.m. at the Clayton-Gloucester County grade crossing at Broad and Chestnut Streets in Clayton, New Jersey.

According to investigators, a mother was driving in the car, reportedly a Toyota Camry, with her child when their vehicle was struck by a freight train on the tracks. It appears the car was trying to cross the train tracks.

The 28-year-old mother and her baby were both taken to Cooper University Hospital with serious injuries.

There is no immediate word if the crossing had malfunctioning gates or crossing lights.

The incident remains under investigation.

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