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Lucky escape for train-hit car

National News // Sept. 5, 2018

A 32-year-old man and two children were lucky to escape with their lives after their car was hit by a train on a level crossing in canton Fribourg.

Pixabay Lucky escape for train-hit car

The car was crossing the line in Chatel-St-Denis when the train smashed into it and dragged it 30 meters.

The car occupants - including the 4 and 9-year-old children - were seriously injured and helicoptered to hospital.

The crossing doesn’t have barriers, but the lights and warning sounds were active at the time. 

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