"He tried to go around the semi when the gates were coming down and got stuck on the tracks," police wrote.
The dashcam footage, recorded March 10, shows the motorist get out of the van and open the back door to remove items from the vehicle.
Officer Harold Duncan, whose camera recorded the video, runs out toward the van while shouting and waving for the man to get away from the tracks.
The motorist and police officer get away from the van seconds before a diesel train slams into it and carries the vehicle away.
Video of Train vs Vehicle accident from March 10, 2016. Officer Harold Duncan helped a motorist who got stuck on the railroad tracks.Posted by Brook Park Police Department on Tuesday, March 15, 2016Advertisement