ROSEDALE, Md. (WJZ) — Surveillance footage was released of a train and car colliding Tuesday morning in Baltimore County.
The incident happened in the 7500 block of Lake Drive around 7 a.m. Officials said the car was hit while trying to cross the train tracks.
The Volkswagon sedan was hit along Lake Drive, off 68th Street but it was pushed about a mile to where it was pulled out along Gilmore and Rosedale Avenues.
Witnesses who live in the area said they saw the driver pulled out on a board and loaded onto a stretcher that went into the ambulance.
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Officials said the victim had life-threatening injuries and was extricated from the car just before 7:30 a.m.
The train did not derail off the tracks.
This car pushed about a mile, according to residents in the area. Pulled from the tracks where you see the break in the woods here.
CSX said the collision happened in the same location as a May 2013 collision with the CSX train and a dump truck which caused an explosion.
A statement from CSX said in part:
“Assume a train is coming at any moment, from any direction. And nevery try to beat a train- saving a few minutes is not worth risking your life.”
Baltimore County Police said CSX Police will be handling the investigation.
This is a developing story. Stay with WJZ for updates.
Correction: The video released of the accident was by a local business and not CSX. We apologize for our error.