Driver escapes injury after vehicle struck by SunRail train in Maitland

A driver escaped serious injury after exiting their vehicle moments before it was struck by a SunRail train in Maitland on Tuesday morning.

Maitland Police Department and Maitland Fire Rescue Department crews responded to the incident on Tuesday, December 19, after receiving reports of a train striking a vehicle near the intersection of Horatio Avenue and Maitland Avenue.

Crews assess train hitting vehicle in Maitland on December 20
Crews assess the damage after a SunRail train crashed into a Jeep Cherokee on Tuesday, December 20

According to authorities, a motorist was driving a Jeep Cherokee at the track crossing near the two roads when it became stuck. The motorist was able to exit the vehicle prior to the crash.

Damage to vehicle hit by train in Maitland on December 20
This Jeep Cherokee was struck by a SunRail train on Tuesday

Police and fire crews say that the person was uninjured in the incident.

The accident occurred less than 24 hours after another crash involving a SunRail train and a vehicle.

In that incident on Monday, December 19, a 93-year-old Lake Mary woman was killed after her vehicle was struck by a SunRail train while she was attempting to cross the tracks.

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