Driver Pulled From Car Before Train Hits

Good Samaritans rescue a woman whose car was stuck on the train tracks in Newark, Del.

A train accident could have been much worse if it wasn't for two good Samaritans who happened to be in the right place, at the right time.

Just after 4:00 a.m. Thursday morning, a woman drove her car onto the train tracks near the intersection of West Main Street and New London Road in Newark, Del.

The driver, who police identify as Monique Dyton of New Castle, told authorities she was not familiar with the area.

Dyton's car became stuck on the tracks, police said.

Shawn Brown and Clifford Fose were passing by the area and stopped to help.

Dyton was still in the driver's seat while her passenger, Christina Johnson, attempted to push the car from the tracks.

Authorities say Brown and Fose told Dyton to get out, but she continued to work on freeing her car.

"You need to get out of the car, I told her four times and walked away and thought I can't leave her. I went back and said get out of this car," said Brown.

When the train gates activated and it sounded like the train was near, the two good Samaritans helped Dyton from the car and brought her to safety.

Shortly after, the train plowed into the car, pushing it several hundred feet before it was thrown from the tracks, police said.

Luckily no one was hurt.

The train tracks were closed for about two and a half hours, while the crash was investigated.

The driver was not intoxicated, according to police, and no charges have been filed at this time.

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