Melbourne driver rescued moments before train hits car
Posted On April 15, 2022
Vision has emerged of the moment a man was rescued from his car moments before a train struck it in Melbourne.
The car was stuck on the tracks at Meadow Heights as the driver suffered a medical episode.
Two plumbers on their way home from work saw the vehicle in the danger zone and ran to the occupants’ aid.
The passenger managed to escape but the men had to drag the driver to safety.
“It was like the adrenaline so it was me and another guy who just lifted him up and just quickly moved in,” Reggie, one of the plumbers, told 9News.
“His father was out and he was still in shock.
“As we were getting him he came to, he didn’t know where he was.
“Lucky he’s alive, lucky there was no one else in the car.”
Bystanders can be seen in the video trying to flag down the oncoming train but it couldn’t be stopped.
Moments later the train collided with the car and it was completely destroyed.
“Soon as we took him out, two minutes later the train came and hit the car,” Huseyin, the other plumber, said.
“It was really bad. He was lucky.”
Paramedics took the driver to hospital in a stable condition.
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The incident has sparked a warning from authorities to stay away from the train tracks during emergencies and any emergency on the rail network can be reported to Triple Zero.