Woman narrowly escapes car as train approaches
Woman narrowly escapes car as train approaches

Woman narrowly escapes car as train approaches (Video)

The dramatic moment a Florida woman jumped out of her car seconds before it was hit by a train was captured in a stunning video released Thursday.

Video of the incident, which happened on Monday, shows a woman jumping out of her new Infiniti sport coupe after it stalled on train tracks.

Moments later, a Sunrail train smashes into the new car.

According to police, the driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries while scrambling to get out of her car before the 285,000-pound train hit it at 40 mph. She was struck by debris from the crash as she was moving away from the tracks.

No one on the train was hurt.

Florida Department of Transportation spokesman Steve Olson said officials are slightly frustrated that the message to stay off the train tracks has not sunk in with drivers.

“We’re trying pretty hard to get the message out there,” Olson said. “We’ll continue to do that.”

Officials are also looking into the possibility of adding four crossing arms to each intersection instead of two.

“Crossings that aren’t exactly perpendicular to the road, maybe there’s a way to gate it down so you’ve got all four areas gated down,” Olson said.

Investigators said the incident was the woman’s fault. She was ticketed.


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