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Elderly man in narrow escape on level crossing

National News // Jan. 19, 2017

An elderly driver had a narrow escape after his car was dragged 150 meters when it was hit by a train on a level crossing near the town of Sattel in canton Schwyz.

Kanton Schwyz Elderly man in narrow escape on level crossing

The 78 year old driver got stuck on the lines in the snow. He got out of the car and ran up the line in an effort to warn the oncoming train.

But it was too late – despite the train driver braking heavily, the train hit the car – pushing it down the line.

No one was injured, but the line was closed for two hours. 

Tags: train, crash, Schwyz

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