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Car just escapes serious train crash

Watch a car escape a train's path by a sliver of a second

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The driver of a Volkswagen and three passengers barely escaped tragedy on Monday after their car plowed through a railroad gate in Poland as a high-speed train came barreling down the tracks.

Car escapes train by a silver of a second
Car escapes train by a silver of a second

Different angles of surveillance footage show the rail barriers draw to a close. Seconds later a driver--seemingly unaware of its presence--plowed through the gates.

A silver of a second later, a high-speed train caught the tail-end of the car. No injuries were reported.

Car escapes train by a second

After the driver, identified by police as a 48-year-old woman, crosses the railroad tracks, the passengers of the car quickly get out of the car.

The Polish driver was ultimately slapped with a $140 fine.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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