Pickup truck driver survives being hit by train in Hanford

The Fresno BeeApril 3, 2014 

A Hanford man is lucky to be alive after his pickup truck was hit by a train, Hanford police said Thursday.

About 1 a.m. Tuesday, police received a report that a train had hit a car at the Seventh Street crossing. Officers found a blue Chevrolet pickup with major front-end damage.

"Amazingly, the driver was uninjured," police said.

The driver, 62, was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said, and didn't stop as the railroad crossing arms were lowering but kept going and stopped on the tracks.

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe train slowed but hit the front of the truck.

The driver was arrested and booked into the Kings County Jail for DUI.

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