This reminds us of that one episode of CSI where the girl got rear-ended by the guy in the big Ford truck in a bout of road rage and was pushed onto the train tracks, her Cherokee smashed to smithereens by a locomotive. Thankfully, this incident seems to be an accident rather than an act of malice, and everyone made it to safety. A New Hampshire woman was hit from behind and knocked onto the tracks while stopped at the crossing, and both cars ended up on the railway where they were predictably plowed by Amtrak's Downeaster. The woman had to exit via her passenger door due to damage incurred in the initial collision, but both drivers survived and no injuries were reported on the train.
Train crashes into cars, seconds after drivers escape [Boston Globe]
Chicago Metra Debacle Update [Internal]