Caught on camera: Train hits car

HOUSTON, Texas (NBC News) – New video out today shows just how dangerous it is to drive around railroad crossing gates.

The pictures come from Houston, Texas where last week the driver of a van drove around the gate only to be hit by a speeding commuter train.

The light rail train then drags the vehicle before coming to a stop.

Two adults and two children in the van suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the driver will be ticketed for running a red light and going around the crossing gates. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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