Car Crushed by Train

A car was crushed by a train when it was struck at a level crossing, then jammed between the train and a building. Fortunately no one was injured in the incident.

The driver failed to notice the flashing lights, crossing bell, or the oncoming train as he negotiated the crossing. The driver of the train, which was carrying over 100 passengers applied the emergency brake but couldn’t stop in time to avoid the collision. Fortunately, as the train was approaching a station and preparing to stop, it was only traveling at between 12 and 15 kph.

The incident occurred on the Ali Shan Forest Line which is a narrow gauge line that carries tourists between Chiayi City and Mount Ali in Chiayi County.

Car crushed by a train after failing to heed warnings at a level crossing
A car partially crushed by the Mount Ali train in Chiayi County, Taiwan

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