Monday afternoon two people walked away with scratches after a car left the ground and rolled over near the S.P.J.S.T. Nursing Home in Taylor. 

According to police reports, on Oct. 14, around 3 p.m. a driver lost control of his vehicle while crossing the train tracks, and landed in the 500 block of E. Lake Drive. Austin Pruitt, 18, of Little River Academy, was driving a 2002 Chevy Tahoe west bound on Lake Drive. Quentin Votaw, 19, of Taylor, was the passenger in the car. 

When the car came over the railroad tracks it went airborne and came back down on the road, then hit a mailbox on the south side of the road. Pruitt then over corrected, which caused the car to go back across the road and roll over. While the car was rolling it hit a telephone pole and a chain-link fence. 

The car stopped in the field between the nursing home and a house in the 600 block of Lake Drive. 

Taylor Police Commander Jeffery Lagrone said the train track has an incline, which caused the car to go airborne.

"Officers noted that the car was traveling at an unsafe speed," he said. "No citations were issued, but we believe speed was a factor."

There was no indication of alcohol or drug use in the crash. 

Pruitt and Votaw suffered minor injuries from the accident. 

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