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Volkswagen clipped by high-speed train at level crossing

The motorist, 48, and three passengers came within inches of tragedy as the train clipped the back of their Volkswagen, in Koszalin, northern Poland.
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A motorist and her three passengers are lucky to be alive after their car ploughed through a railroad crossing barrier as a high-speed train approached.

The group came within inches of tragedy as the train clipped the back of their Volkswagen, in Koszalin, northern Poland.

Fortunately nobody was injured in the astounding near-miss on Monday night, though police said the driver of the vehicle - a 48-year-old woman - has been fined.

The Volkswagen driver approaches the crossing, seemingly unaware that the barriers have come down

The car smashes through the barrier before slamming on the brakes 

Footage of the moment was captured on CCTV by the country's state railway company PKP.

The footage shows the barriers coming down and seconds later the car approaching.

The driver initially appears to be unaware of the crossing warning and drives straight through only to slam on the brakes after realising her mistake.

She comes to a halt just just after the intersection before the train hit the back of the car denting the boot and smashing a brake light.

A second camera then shows everyone get out of the Volkswagen before the driver moves the vehicle to the side of the road.

Polish police confirmed the driver was fined 500 Zloty (£110). 

The car comes to a stop just after the intersection before it is clipped by the train

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