Portage firefighters rescue man seconds before train collides with Jeep


PORTAGE, Michigan — Portage firefighters rescued a man seconds before a jeep collided with a train that overturned on the tracks after a collision. Everything was caught on camera.

The accident occurred at approximately 6:20 am on Friday at the intersection of Shaver Road and West Center Avenue.

Caught on camera: Firefighters rescue man seconds before train collides with jeep

Portage police were called to the area after two cars collided.

When the police and fire brigade arrived, they found a Chevrolet Cruze with a heavily damaged front end and an overturned Jeep straddled the tracks with a man still inside.

Firefighters began accessing a man in the Jeep who was complaining of severe back pain.

While the crew was conducting an evaluation, Portage Public Safety said the train’s railroad crossing signal lights began flashing and a whistle was heard from an oncoming train.

Firefighters acted quickly, dragging the jeep driver out of the car and moving him to safety seconds before the train entered the intersection. The train collided with an overturned jeep.

Portage Public Security Bureau

The jeep driver was taken to a hospital and treated for injuries.

Portage police said the driver of the Chevy Cruz was not injured.

The crash is still under investigation.

If you have information about the crash, please call the Portage Department of Public Safety at 329-4567.

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