Jan 29 2008
A minivan got stuck on the track, and the driver was pulled off the tracks just before one train and then another crashed into the van.
Franciszek Chudzik, 72, was allegedly doing a little drinking and then did some driving. He misjudged a turn and drove onto the railroad tracks and got stuck. Police were called and an officer raced to the scene with his camera rolling.
Seconds after Chudzik stopped, the minivan was smashed by an inbound Metra train traveling more than 60 miles per hour. The officer said he was thinking, "Oh no, how many people were in the minivan?"
"It goes through your mind, how many people were in the car? You don't want to think the worst," said officer Steve Ruban.
He would find out that the driver was the only person in the minivan, and he got out before the crash.
Chudzik had been standing on the tracks until Dan Nugent, who was drin
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