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A train has hit two cars after one was rear-ended by the other at a level crossing in Melbourne, leaving the cars wrecked but their drivers unharmed.
Police said one of the cars was hit by the other in the south-eastern suburb of Officer about 7:00am, forcing both cars onto the tracks.
The drivers stopped to exchange details when the boom gates at the level crossing came down and the train headed towards them.
The occupants were able to get out of the way, but the train smashed into the cars.
One car was pushed into the boom gates, which were smashed by the collision.
The other was pushed about 150 metres along the train tracks before becoming trapped under the train.
Two passengers from one of the cars were taken to hospital for shock.
"The train has managed to see those cars well on approach and sounded its horn so that's given them plenty of warning," Public Transport Victoria's Georgia Main said.
"The train driver is really shaken but luckily no injuries."
All Metro and V/Line train services between Berwick and Pakenham, in Melbourne's outer-west, have been suspended.
The trains are not expected to run until after midday, and commuters have been warned to expect major delays.
Brunt Road is closed both directions between the major arterial Princes Highway and the Rix Road thoroughfare.
Melbourne is in the middle of a blitz to remove level crossings across the city.
"Level crossings can be very dangerous, which is why we're trying to remove as many of them as possible," Ms Main said.
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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