Earlier this month in Jacksonville, a 21-year-old man was driving with two passengers when his vehicle was struck by an AMTRAK train when he attempted to cross a set of railroad tracks while the gate-arms were down. According to one local news source, the accident occurred at around 11 in the morning in the Riverside area of Jacksonville.
Evidently, the young man attempted to cross the tracks while the railroad gate arms were down, but he misjudged the amount of time he would have to cross the tracks. As a result, the train clipped the car as it was crossing the tracks, cutting it in two.
The driver suffered only minor injuries, and the front-seat passenger suffered road-rash and other minor injuries. Both men were released from the hospital the same day. The rear-seat passenger was ejected from the split-in-half vehicle and was taken to the hospital with a cracked vertebrae. She is currently listed in fair condition and is expected to make a full recovery.