A dramatic video has emerged of a mother and her son escaping their car just before it is hit by a train on a railroad crossing in Braintree, Massachusetts, US.
The amazing footage was captured by motorist Tyler Campana who witnessed the miraculous escape on the John Mahar Highway at around 1pm on Friday 05th December.
It shows the moment two people get out of the vehicle and run across the road just seconds before the heavy commuter train ploughs into the front of the car.
According to a local news report, the woman had stopped at the crossing to let the train pass when another driver hit her from behind, shunting her car onto the track.
It further emerged that the woman had been driving her son to the hospital to be treated for an earlier injury.
Paramedics who responded to the crash took the boy to the hospital to be evaluated.
No further injuries were reported.
"Myself and two of my buddies were driving along and came to a red light at a set of train tracks and I said the train must be on its way” the filmer, Tyler Campana, later wrote online.
“At the time there were no horns and the train gate wasn't down, so we were sitting there waiting and we noticed on the other side of the tracks that a car was first in line and there was an SUV coming up pretty fast.”
“The SUV rear-ended the car and pushed it right onto the tracks. Probably 30 seconds later the train gate went down and after another 15-20 seconds we heard the horn from the train.”
“The conductor did an excellent job of slowing down and not hitting the car full speed. Luckily the passenger and driver got out of the car in time and no one was injured."