‘Lucky escape’: Car mowed down by train in Adelaide Hills

Daniela PizziraniNCA NewsWire
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A South Australian driver has had what police labelled a “lucky escape” after a getting stuck at a dangerous railway crossing in Adelaide Hills.

The man was doing a U-turn on Jeffrey St at Nairne when he was suddenly forced to abandon his vehicle before it was hit by a freight train.

Police said the car was pulled more than 100m down the track at 7.45pm on Thursday.

The car was dragged along the track before the train came to a stop. Picture: ABC News.
Camera IconThe aftermath of the car following the horrific crash. ABC News. Credit: NCA NewsWire

The man was the sole occupant of the car.

The car was crumpled up to half its size, with the back of the car completely destroyed.

The rail line was closed for several hours as the forensic crash unit accessed the scene.

Investigations are ongoing.

Originally published as ‘Lucky escape’: Car mowed down by train in Adelaide Hills

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