Train Barrels Through Tractor-Trailer in Georgia

The two people inside the truck escaped just in time.
1:04 | 11/17/16

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We turn next tonight here to a harrowing moment at a railway crossing, this time in Georgia. Take a look. A truck stuck on the tracks. The train barrelling through. A husband and wife, they were inside, but their split-second decision that saved them, and how often this happens in America. Here's ABC's David Kerley. Reporter: A road and rail line littered with remains of the tractor trailer and its cargo. The driver and his wife, jumping just seconds before this. They survived, but the household goods they were moving, ripped apart. That's a bicycle wheel rolling down the street. The driver said his gps put him on the road northeast of Atlanta, and says by the time he saw the no truck signs, he couldn't turn around and ended up getting stuck on the crossing. All of a sudden we hear the train coming, so my wife jumps out of the truck, she's skreeng at me, get out of the truck, get out of the truck. Maybe like four seconds later, the impact with the trailer. Reporter: An accident like this, far from the first. Every week, at least four people die in rail crossing crashes. Part of the reason, there are so many incidents. More than five on average, every day. David? David Kerley with us tonight.

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