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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police say a drunk driver was trying to turn his car around on a set of railroad tracks when a train came barreling through.

The Coon Rapids Police Department said the incident happened around the intersection of 119th and Northdale Boulevard.

A Good Samaritan topped to help the man but he could not get his car off the tracks. Both cars were on the railroad tracks when the train came through.

The Samaritan was able to get out of the way without any injuries. The other man suffered injuries to his forehead and leg and was taken to the hospital. Police say he’s being processed for DWI.

“He was inside the car,” said Sgt. John Stahnke, of the Coon Rapids Police Department. “We’re not sure if he exited the vehicle just prior to the train striking it or if he was in the vehicle.”

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