A wild video shows a freight train slamming into an SUV that had become stuck on train tracks in Newark, Delaware, but it's what the video did not capture that might be more important.
Two Newark police officers pulled the driver from the vehicle just before the train hit, police said.
The officers were working a private security detail Sunday at around 11 p.m. at a nearby bar when they noticed the vehicle.
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The 76-year-old driver had turned onto the gravel bed on the train tracks and become stuck.
The officers called 911 and went into action. When they reached the car, the flashing lights indicating an oncoming train began signaling. They pulled the man from the car, the station reported. The freight train sent the car 100 feet.
Police say alcohol was not a factor in the accident. There were no reported injuries.