Police are investigating after a car was struck by a train when the vehicle got stuck on the tracks at the Rawson Rd level crossing on May 12.
Emergency Services were called to the railway level crossing on near Railway St at Woy Woy shortly after 6pm.
Police believe that a 65-year-old woman attempted a left hand turn as she drove over the crossing and the vehicle became stuck on the tracks.
Members of the public attempted to assist the woman, but the car was not able to be moved.
At this time, the boom gates and bells activated at the crossing for an oncoming train.
The train driver applied emergency brakes upon seeing the vehicle.
The train came to a rapid halt with impact restricted to a minor collision.
No one was in the vehicle at the time and no one was injured.
The car suffered minor damage but the train was found upon examination not to be damaged.
Police from Brisbane Water Local Area Command and the Police Transport Command attended.
Both the train and car drivers were breath tested with a negative result.
The train was allowed to continue its journey while the woman’s car was taken from the tracks with minor damage.
Media release, 13 May 2017
NSW Police Media