An Illinois man on Monday was pulled from his van minutes before two trains smacked into it, crushing it into pieces.

The 75-year-old mistakenly turned onto the tracks, and while police were trying to remove the car a nearby man noticed what was happening and got him off the tracks just in time, MyFoxChicago reported.

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Police told MyFoxChicago the vehicle was hit by a train going between 65 to 75 mph and then about 25 seconds later was hit by a second train going in the opposite direction.

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The man was charged with driving while intoxicated and trespassing on railroad property, the station reported.

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