Train hits car after deputies pull driver to safety; driver arrested on suspicion of DUI

Posted at 6:57 AM, Dec 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-31 10:11:14-05

ENCINITAS, Calif. -- A car was hit by a train late Saturday night after the driver was pulled out moments earlier. 

The crash happened in Encinitas around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night.

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The train was heading southbound at around 80 miles-per-hour when its operator noticed a car stopped in the middle of the tracks near East E Street and South Coast Highway.

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The train went into emergency brake mode but was unable to stop in time and hit the car.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI.