A CSX train hit a car at the rail crossing in Joppa Saturday. The 22-year-old woman driving the car was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview in Baltimore. (Photo by Fort Hanson, Patuxent Homestead / August 7, 2012)

A young woman who police said was trying to beat a train was taken to a Baltimore hospital Saturday after her car was hit.

Emergency services personnel responded to the Joppa railroad crossing for the accident, in which a train hit a car. No type of rescue was required, according to Rich Gardiner, spokesperson for the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association,

The woman, 22-year-old Ashley Lynn Culver, of Joppa, was taken by ambulance to Bayview Medical Center, according to the accident report from the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

Culver, driving a 2008 Hyundai, approached the railroad crossing, saw the train and attempted to beat the train and entered the intersection, according to the report.


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The train hit the back end of Culver's vehicle.