Video Shows Woman’s Car Being Crushed by Train After Getting Stuck on Tracks in Santa Fe Springs

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A woman’s car was crushed by a train in Santa Fe Springs Thursday night after she made a wrong turn and got stuck on the tracks, police said. The intersection involves a third street and it is not uncommon for drivers to mistakenly turn toward the tracks, Tatman said. A firefighter helped get the woman out of the car before it was struck by the train, Tatman said. It was unclear how long the stuck car remained on the tracks before it was hit by the train. No injuries were reported. A train crashed into a car in Santa Fe Springs on Dec. Tatman said. (Credit: Sam Hyde/@Deeayygo)
The incident, which was recorded on cellphone video and provided to KTLA by Sam Hyde/@Deeayygo, took place near the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue and Marquardt Avenue about 6:30 p.m. A Los Angeles County Fire Department crew was at the intersection and saw the woman turning onto the tracks, Tatman said. The incident was being investigated as an accident, and alcohol was not a factor, Tatman said. Video shows the train smashing into the car and pushing it several feet down the track. The woman apparently got confused at the intersection and accidently turned onto the tracks, Whittier Police Department Lt.