Video footage shows moment a train hits a vehicle in Thomasville

THOMASVILLE, N.C. – Video footage shows the moment a train in Thomasville hit a vehicle on the railroad tracks on Sunday morning.

The driver, identified as Natividad Bustos, 37, of Winston-Salem, and his wife were in the vehicle and got out before the train hit. Nobody was hurt.

It happened shortly after 10:45 a.m. as the Norfolk Southern freight train went through Randolph Street near East Main Street.

Bustos said the railroad arm began to come down as he was on the tracks, he panicked, stopped the vehicle and he and and his wife got out.

Bustos was cited for no valid driver’s license & obstruction of railroad crossing.

Video footage of the crash was provided by Virtual Railfan.