Car driver's miracle rail smash escape
Sunday Mail|August 16, 2020
Incident days after Stonehaven horror left 3 dead
Stephen Stewart

A driver had a miracle escape when his car was hit by a train just days after the Stonehaven derailment left three people dead.

The motorist is believed to have crashed through metal barriers in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, before the white Hyundai came to rest on the tracks.

The vehicle was hit by the train at about 6.15am yesterday.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service sent nine units to the scene in Janefield Avenue and crews removed the man from the vehicle.

Nine train passengers were escorted to safety by firefighters.

The driver was taken to hospital, where he is recovering.

A police spokeswoman said: “A report was received around 6.15am on August 15 that a train had collided with a car near Johnstone. There do not appear to be any life-threatening injuries.”

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