SUV crashes into stopped train, which begins moving during rescue

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LA MARQUE, Texas (NBC) - Police body cam footage shows the moments after an SUV crashed into a train in Texas early Saturday.

The crash was reported around 2:50 a.m. just south of Houston.

Police said the driver of a Dodge Durango smashed through a barricade and hit a train. 

They said it appeared the driver never hit the brakes.

Two people were inside the SUV.


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While officers were trying to rescue them, the unexpected happened: The train started moving.

Police were able to contact other crews via radio, and were able to get the conductor's attention and stop the train. 

The two people in the car were then treated by medics and flown to a nearby hospital.

Authorities say the driver is in serious condition and the passenger has non-life-threatening injuries. 

Police are investigating to see if alcohol was a factor in the crash. 

 



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