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Car-train collision in west Beaumont

BEAUMONT - An 88-year-old man got out of his SUV only seconds before a train crashed into the vehicle in west Beaumont.


Police say the driver stopped for traffic at Major Drive and College at about 3 p.m. Wednesday. His Chevy Trailblazer was on the railroad tracks when the gate came down behind the SUV.


The driver got out just before the train clipped his vehicle and spun it around.


The impact damaged the vehicle and broke the gate but the man wasn't hurt.


Police say they wrote the driver a citation for stopping on the tracks.

Car-train collision in west Beaumont

Wednesday, November 21 2012, 07:23 PM CST
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