Driver has narrow escape from train

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CCTV has captured the moment a driver and three other occupants had a narrow escape from a train.

The footage, captured in Poland, shows a driver ploughing through barriers at a level crossing, which were down at the time because of a fast-approaching train.


As the silver Volkswagen Golf drives through the barrier it just makes it over the tracks before the train comes into view at a fast rate of speed.

As the train hits the rear of the car a second camera angle shows the vehicle stop just over the line and the amount of damage done can be seen.

Being clipped rather than a full impact, the Golf suffers some crumpled bodywork and a shattered taillight but no major damage.

Having just escaped death and looking slightly stunned at what has just happened, all four occupants of the car get out to inspect the damage.