VIDEO: Train smashes SUV after driver tries to dodge crossing gates with 2 kids in car

Posted at 7:41 AM, Apr 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-04 07:41:21-04

HOUSTON (AP) — Police have released video showing an SUV being struck by a Houston passenger train after the driver went around crossing gates.

The light-rail train then dragged the vehicle before finally coming to a stop. Two adults and two children in the SUV were transported for treatment of injuries not considered life-threatening.


Amazingly, no one was seriously injured in the accident.

The accident happened last week. The Metro Transit Authority of Harris County released video footage Monday showing the SUV drive around the gates, then slow for other motorists traveling along a road parallel to the tracks. The train struck the SUV broadside on the passenger side.

It was left a mangled wreck, partially pinned under the front of the train.

Police say the driver will be cited for running a red light and other infractions.