Driver cheats death; car stalls on train tracks

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. Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Joe Giannotti

A car ended up under a train on Wednesday night at a crossing on Spiekestraat in Roosendaal. The driver escaped the car just in time.

The car stalled as the man was crossing the tracks. Just then the barriers came down and bells started ringing. The man tried to get his car to move for a moment and then decided to leave the car and get off the tracks.

The car was completely destroyed in the accident, but the driver was uninjured. No one on the train was injured. The damage to the train itself is still uncertain.

The accident caused the rail traffic between Roosendaal and Breda to come to a standstill. Trains between Roosendaal and Etten-Leur started running again by 21:30 p.m.

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