NEWARK, Del. (CBS) — Two officers are being credited with possibly saving a man’s life when they pulled him from his vehicle before it was struck by a train in Newark, Delaware.
Authorities say around 11:10 p.m. on June 21, George Kichline, 76, made a right turn onto the gravel raid bed of the CSX railroad at the intersection of South Main Street, West Main Street and New London Road.READ MORE: Upper Darby Police Investigating Death Of Newborn Found In Bag
During the turn, police say his car became stuck.
Two officers working nearby noticed the vehicle turn onto the rail line and saw the warning indicators going off and gate arms coming down, indicating an approaching train.READ MORE: Man Killed After Being Shot Multiple Times In Head In Frankford, Philadelphia Police Say
Police say the officers were able to quickly usher Kichline away from the vehicle.
A CSX train then struck the car and pushed it all the way to North College Avenue before dislodging from the train, officials say.
Police say no one was injured during the collision.MORE NEWS: Man Shot Multiple Times, Killed In North Philadelphia Double Shooting: Police
The incident is under investigation.