Man Rescued By Firefighters Moments Before His Jeep Is Crushed By Train

The Jeep was lying on the tracks after it collided with a Chevrolet Cruze.

To Stephen Rivers

Jan 22, 2023 10:18

    Man rescued by firefighters just before Jeep was crushed by train

To Stephen Rivers

Firefighters recently stepped into a dangerous situation to save a man’s life in Michigan. A video camera captured the entire incident.

Stopping a vehicle on a track is always a bad idea. Nevertheless, even trained professionals sometimes do just that. In this particular incident, the Jeep and driver involved were in a two-car accident.

The Jeep collided with a Chevrolet Cruze and was forced to stop on the tracks at the intersection of Shaver Road and West Center Avenue in Portage. The man in the vehicle complained of severe back pain that limited his mobility and was unable to get out of the vehicle on his own. According to MLive, a crew member was in the process of assessing both his condition and the accident itself when the train’s crossing signal lights began to flash.

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The very moment can be seen on video, and it is clear that the firefighters immediately changed their plans. Less than ten seconds after the light came on, the crew hurriedly pulled the man out of the jeep. About 20 seconds later, a freight train destroys the jeep.

During that short time, you can see the firefighters doing their best to clear the area. By the time the train arrives in the jeep, no one is left in sight of the cameras. In this case, it is clear that his quick action saved at least one life.

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The driver of the Chevrolet Cruze was unharmed, and the driver of the Jeep was taken to hospital, officials said. The accident is still under investigation. If you have information about the crash, please call the Portage Department of Public Safety at 269-329-4567.

Image City of Portage/ MLive

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