CENTRALIA, IL — A local train enthusiast captured video of a crash Wednesday afternoon between a CN train and an SUV at the Calumet Street crossing in Centralia.
On what was the third day of Rail Safety Week, Brodie Schwartz was recording video of trains passing through the crossing when around the four minute mark, the crash is captured.
Despite driving around the crossing gates, the driver was fortunate to walk away uninjured from this crash.
Authorities remind drivers to never drive around railroad crossing gates that are activated and down. As there could be a second train, they urge drivers to please wait until the gates and warning signals show it is safe to cross.