Texas deputy's vehicle hit by train as he rushed to save baby in distress, officials say

A Texas deputy who was trying to be a Good Samaritan wound up a victim after a train hit his car, according to officials.

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The Midland County deputy had tried to cross the railroad tracks responding to a call of a baby in distress, but was hit by a train on a track, Fox 7 Austin reported.

Video showed how the vehicle was flipped from the force of impact.

The deputy was rushed to a local hospital with minor injuries, including bruising throughout his body, officials said.

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The baby was found and taken to the hospital, as well.

Midland County is about 130 miles south of Lubbock.

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