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An elderly driver had a lucky escape when his car collided with a train at a level crossing at Preston in Melbourne's north.
The 75-year-old man was taken to hospital suffering minor neck injuries from the crash at the Cramer Street crossing.
Witnesses at the scene said sun glare may have contributed to the crash.
It is understood the train was slowing down as it approached the station when the accident occurred.
No-one on the train was injured and the car has now been moved away.
Connex spokesman John Rees says the accident is under investigation.
"It's a boom gate operated level crossing there, so we'll obviously check to see that everything's working there," he said.
"We have heard that sun glare may have been involved in some way."
Paramedic Damian Erle says the scene initially looked grim.
"The rear windscreen and both driver's side windows were completely shattered. The tyre had been torn off the rear wheel," he said.
"There was about 50 to 70 centimetres of cabin intrusion and we thought the worst when we saw that.
"We didn't see a patient in the vehicle and when we started asking where he was, and low and behold he's walked up to us and said 'I'm over here and I feel fine'."
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