(Eaton, OH)--A car was struck by a train in Eaton Friday morning. It happened at about 1 o’clock Friday morning on Walnut Street. The driver was a man who escaped with what appeared to be only minor injuries. He was taken to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton to be checked out. The man, who is an Eaton resident in his 30’s, tried to drive around a crossing gate to beat the train. Several Eaton railroad crossings were blocked for over an hour. The man’s name has not yet been released.