POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — It was a close call for two Pennsylvania women whose car got stuck on railroad tracks as a train approached.
Pottstown police say the women escaped injury after their car was hit by a Norfolk Southern freight train around 11 p.m. Thursday.
Police Capt. Richard Drumheller says Officer Gregory Fritz pulled the passenger to safety less than a minute before impact.
Police say Gabriella Radatti of Birdsboro ended up on the tracks after the passenger gave her bad directions. Radatti got out but the passenger was still inside as the train approached.
The train couldn't stop in time and pushed the empty car two blocks before it came to rest.
Norfolk Southern sent a crane to remove the car from the tracks and the scene was cleared Friday afternoon.