Metra train, car collision captured on video

February 18, 2014 9:23:12 AM PST
Video shows a Metra train colliding with a car at a railroad crossing in Des Plaines, Ill.

No one was injured in this crash on Monday afternoon. Someone used a cell phone to record the collision at Des Plaines River Road in the Northwest suburb. The Ford Taurus lost traction on the snow-covered tracks. As the gate lowered, the driver tried to reverse out of the train's path, but the car was stuck.

The frontend of the Ford Taurus was struck by a westbound Metra UP Northwest train. The crash delayed trains in both directions during the Monday evening commute.

The driver walked away from the wreckage. No one else was in the car.

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