Video shows train smashing into car in Duluth moments after driver is able to get out

DULUTH, Ga. — A metro Atlanta driver was able to jump out of her stalled car moments before it was smashed into by a train.

Duluth Police said the accident happened around 9:45 p.m. Friday night at the crossing on Duluth Highway near Buford Highway.

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The driver told officers she was unfamiliar with the area and accidentally turned right onto the train tracks. Her car got stuck.

Harrowing video shows the stranded driver seemingly not sure what to do and returning to the car to get items out.


Moments after she walks away from her car, the train plows directly into the car, sending it spinning.

The woman was not injured.

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Police are reminding drivers to always get out of the car if your vehicle stalls on the railroad tracks.