Man miraculously survives after his truck is hit by a train

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A truck driver in China was lucky to escape with his life after his vehicle was hit by a train.

CCTV footage overlooking a train crossing in Heilongjiang province shows how he leapt from the truck with milliseconds to spare.

In the video, the truck can be seen approaching the crossing. A barrier is down to indicate that a train is approaching, but for unknown reasons the driver blasts straight through it.

After apparently braking too late, his coal truck stops across the tracks, at which point he realises he's seconds from being hit.

The driver frantically leaps from his vehicle as a train destroys it, sending him falling to the floor.

Miraculously, he was unhurt in the incident and local media has reported that no one on the train was hurt either.