Van destroyed by train seconds after police officer chases driver away

By Ben Hooper  |  March 16, 2016 at 11:16 AM
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BROOK PARK, Ohio, March 16 (UPI) -- An Ohio police department shared video of an officer shooing a motorist away from his work van seconds before it was struck by a train.

The video, posted to Facebook by the Brook Park Police Department, shows the white AT&T work van get stuck on the railroad tracks as the crossing gate is lowering.

"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, 2016
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