A mother and her daughter ran hand-in-hand away from train tracks seconds before the locomotive rammed into their stuck SUV.
The close call was captured on video and also showed the father safely escaping the incoming train.
There were a total of five family members in the SUV and all managed to cheat death. Three of them were children under 12 years old and everyone evacuated unscathed, Cody Atchley, who posted the clip on Facebook, told the Daily Mail.
As a Union Pacific train was approaching in the distance in Forney, Texas, the driver of the SUV stopped in the tracks at a red light instead of before the tracks, according to Atchley.
‘The arms came down for train to pass (and) was on top of the SUV,’ he said. ‘They couldn’t get out because of vehicle… Close seconds before (the) train hit them they jumped out and grab the kids from back seats.’
As the mother and daughter and another adult were seen running, the train struck the maroon-colored SUV on its rear, turning it 180-degrees so its front was facing the back of the train.
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