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Published September 12, 2011, 08:37 AM

Train hits 2 cars after 1 got stuck on tracks

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — Police in Coon Rapids say a suspected drunk driver was trying to turn his car around on a set of railroad tracks when a freight train came bearing down on him.

COON RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — Police in Coon Rapids say a suspected drunk driver was trying to turn his car around on a set of railroad tracks when a freight train came bearing down on him.

The incident happened just after 4 a.m. Sunday. Police say a Good Samaritan topped to help the man but could not get his car off the tracks. Both cars were on the tracks when the train came through and hit the cars.

The Good Samaritan was able to get out of the way without any injuries, but the other man was taken to a hospital with minor injuries to his forehead and leg.

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