SunRail train crashes into car in Maitland

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 5:29 PM EDT

A SunRail train has crashed into a car in Maitland.

The crash happened around 2:15 p.m. Monday, at the intersection of Maitland Avenue and Packwood Avenue.

The driver of the car said the vehicle stalled on the tracks. Maitland Fire said she had just bought the stick shift vehicle, and she was trying to shift the gears.

She was able to get out of the car in time as the arms were coming down, according to Maitland police.

“When the arms came down somebody behind her tried to warn her, by honking her horn and at that time she exited the vehicle,” said Maitland Assistant Fire Chief Charles Van Camp.

The driver was found on the ground. She was injured by debris from the collision. She was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

FDOT said the warning alarms sound about 20 seconds before the train comes. This train was approaching the station going about 35 miles an hour before it hit the car.

This is the second time a SunRail train has hit a vehicle in the past two weeks. Both times the vehicles were parked on the tracks.

Steve Olson with FDOT said people need to be more aware the trains are running frequently and to never stop on the tracks.

"People need to get used to us being here, they need to stop on the white line and you just can’t stop on the tracks," Olson said.