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Train hits car, driver escapes with minor injuries

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Posted at 1:03 PM, Sep 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-01 15:03:12-04

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A train carrying acid clipped the back end of a car after the car’s driver tried to get to the tracks first.

Herman Sisseros had been driving through a West Valley neighborhood around 4400 South and 6000 West and didn’t notice the train at first, police said.

Upon realizing that the slow-moving train was approaching, Sisseros tried to outrun it by quickly driving over the tracks.

The train, which was carrying several tanks of sulfuric acid, clipped the back end of his car, but no acid leaked out, according to police.

Fire fighters responded to the emergency and Sisseros had only minor injuries.