Officer shoos away driver from van before train smashes into it

Video from a police dash camera shows a Cleveland-area officer shooing a driver away from a van stuck on railroad tracks just before a train slams into it.

As first reported by WJW-TV, the video from last Thursday shows an officer run up to the van at a railroad crossing in Brook Park and motion to the driver to move away. Both people get safely to the side of the road just before the train smashes into the van.

Police said the van driver had skirted a railroad gate and became stuck on the tracks near state Route 237, about 10 miles southwest of Cleveland.

The van's driver was cited for failing to heed the flashing lights at the crossing.

WEWS-TV identified the Brook Park policeman as Harold Duncan.