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Cops: Mom Tried to Beat the Train, With a Baby by Her Side

Woman got infant out of car seconds before train hit their SUV, cops say

(Newser) - Pennsylvania State Police say a mother whose sport utility vehicle was left disabled on train tracks by a crash pulled her infant from the vehicle seconds before it was struck by a train. Police say the woman was crossing an Oklahoma Borough intersection on Saturday afternoon but failed to yield... More »

Mom Sees Train Hit Car With Toddler Inside

15-month-old boy escaped crash with only a bruise

(Newser) - Little Henry Bochenski of Elk River, Minnesota, is going to have an amazing story of a lucky escape to tell when he gets a little older. The 15-month-old was in the back of his mother's car Monday morning when it was hit by another vehicle at a railroad crossing,... More »

Clueless Driver Follows GPS Directions Onto Train Tracks

Just in time for the northbound express

(Newser) - When the GPS in his rental car told him to turn right as was driving over a railroad crossing, a New York area driver obediently followed directions—right onto the tracks. The car got stuck and he abandoned it minutes before a train slammed into it. No one was hurt,... More »

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