Woman miraculously survives train smashing into car after it skids onto crossing

A woman has miraculously survived after her car skidded on ice onto a level crossing and was smashed into by a train.

The 'Final Destination'-esque incident unfolded when the driver lost control of the vehicle as it slid on to the rail tracks, and was left with only seconds to react as she watched the train approach.

Emergency services rushed to the scene of the collision at Frating Abbey Farm Road in Thorrington, Essex, at around 7.30am on Tuesday morning, reports EssexLive.

Six crews from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service were in attendance, including an Urban Search and Rescue team.

Incident Commander Dave Bond said: "We believe the car ended up on the level crossing after skidding on some ice. The driver was then unable to move her vehicle before the next train came through the crossing.

"Thankfully the driver escaped from her car before the train arrived, and although the train struck the car, there are no injuries to the vehicle driver, the train driver or any passengers.

"We're now working in partnership with other agencies and waiting for instructions from the Railway Incident Officer on our next steps to clear the scene and make sure it's safe."

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service released photographs of the car on the tracks later in the day, showing how the boot and the rear of the car were completely torn off.

A number of Greater Anglia train services were cancelled as a result of the incident on the Clacton to London Liverpool Street line between Great Bentley and Wivenhoe.

Back in February, a car was nearly hit by a train at a level crossing after a motorist drove over the tracks without checking it was safe.

Shocking footage from the accident in Lancashire shows a train pass over the level crossing at a farm while the driver of the red car begins to move forward, seemingly having not noticed a second train was coming in the opposite direction.

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