- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) - A Puyallup police captain says a motorcyclist is a very, very lucky man. But the passengers on the Sound Transit train were not so lucky.

They were moved off the train and loaded on to buses after the motorcyclist tried to drive around the warning gates in Puyallup as the train approached at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Police Captain Scott Engle says the gate arm knocked the driver off the bike and onto the ground and his motorcycle kept going. It was struck by the train and smashed.

Engle says the motorcycle driver suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

He’ll likely face charges for failing to stop for the emergency warning signals.

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