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Moment. The 61-year-old man's car is crushed by train in Brazil after it got stuck on the tracks


Moment.The 61-year-old man's car is crushed by train in Brazil after getting stuck on the tracks – and he left with only a hand injury

  • A 60-year-old man walked away with a minor hand injury after his car got stuck on a railroad track and was plowed by a train in Brazil on Sunday
  • The video showed that the driver was trying to accelerate when suddenly he could no longer get past the tracks at an intersection in São Paulo
  • The motorist admitted having activated the train's emergency braking system to prevent the accident, but still managed to hit the train and pull it down the track

A surveillance camera recorded the moment a car was smashed by a train in southeastern Brazil.

The video showed the 60-year-old man approaching an intersection when he was stuck on the railway line at an intersection in the city of Sumaré, São Paulo on Sunday.

A 61-year-old man in São Paulo, Brazil, walked away with a hand injury on Sunday after attempting to drive on a railroad track when a train approached him before hitting his Fiat and pulling him down the track

The Brazilian online portal G1 said the train driver activated the emergency braking system as soon as the car got stuck on the railway line

The Brazilian online portal G1 said the train driver activated the emergency braking system as soon as the car got stuck on the railway line

The driver tried to accelerate his Fiat one more time over the route before the car suddenly stopped and stopped moving.

In a matter of seconds, the locomotive rolled into the vehicle and pulled it at least 30 meters down the track before it came to a stop.

According to the Brazilian online portal G1, the driver activated the train's emergency braking system to prevent it from destroying the car.

The driver was looked after by paramedics on site and suffered only one hand injury.

"It is mandatory that vehicles stop at a safe distance and ensure that no trains are approaching before making the crossing," said Rumo, the agency that manages the rail network. "Crossing a level crossing without stopping is a very serious violation."

Still from a surveillance camera capturing the scary moment when a train was plowed into a car that was stuck on a railroad track in São Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday. The driver of the vehicle, a 60-year-old man, only suffered a hand injury

Still from a surveillance camera capturing the scary moment when a train was plowed into a car that was stuck on a railroad track in São Paulo, Brazil, on Sunday. The driver of the vehicle, a 60-year-old man, only suffered a hand injury

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