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Miniature Train Nearly Flips Car After Collision

WATCH: Miniature Train Nearly Flips Car After Collision
A tiny train caused a big mess when it collided with a car at Hermann Park in Houston, Texas this past Sunday. According to "Fox and Friends," the car was parked on the tracks and was hit so hard it almost flipped over.

KHOU reports that the car was a Honda Accord.

"Ian Dominguez shot this video while riding the train," KHOU explained. "The Austin High School student says he's always shooting video wherever he goes and in this case, it pays off. Thankfully, no one was hurt."

Photos of the wreck got noticed too -- especially on Twitter. One user posted a photo from a different angle but had no other details about the collision.

Although there were no injuries, some children were reportedly shaken up by the incident.

"As you can see, two tires wedged up against the curb, the other two tires in the air," Right This Minute reported. "It looks like someone was in the driver's seat of the car, why didn't the car move as it saw the train coming?"

That's a good question - the reason the car was on the tracks is still under investigation. The attraction, which has been around since 1957, was reportedly up and running the next day.

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DOUG January 26 2014 at 11:19 PM

With the exception of this car driver, we know not to stop on the tracks when the crossing arms are down. To think, this fool is out there driving with you daily. Good luck...

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gasmanbiggs9 January 26 2014 at 10:58 PM

. the media talks as it is the trains fault ,hay stupid a train has the rite of way it cant turn ,YOU DONT PARK ON TRAIN TRACKS .this must have been a government trained car driver

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RUSS January 26 2014 at 10:47 PM

The car had Colorado plates

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hrbacek3 January 26 2014 at 10:17 PM

car griver is a dumbass

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hrbacek3 January 26 2014 at 10:17 PM

driver

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kwaness January 26 2014 at 10:05 PM

Of course the car is at fault...however, the train driver could have stopped before hitting the car...what a jerk!

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50wt January 26 2014 at 10:55 PM

The train driver is a jerk????????? what was he supposed to do swerve??????

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9RRs January 26 2014 at 11:03 PM

Yeah a jerk.. Doesn't the train have brakes??

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jrexmarda January 26 2014 at 11:24 PM

I agree both dirvers were jerks. Bored-to-death train driver with built up agressions toward the public in general, meets car driver with a burning desire to put his no-one's-going-to-tell-me-I-can't-park-here attitude on display. It is a common theme nowadays. One need only step out where people congregate to see it in action.

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pbpied January 26 2014 at 9:40 PM

Blaming the car, blaming the car, blaming the car.... Fine. Car driver blew it.

But who was driving the train, and why did he not STOP? HELLO? Ther is something blocking the track, STOPPPPPP! Geez.

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gasmanbiggs9 January 26 2014 at 11:01 PM

I bet your one of the people that run tran crossings and when you get hit by a train , you are in court the next day sueing

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tur50tle January 26 2014 at 11:26 PM

I THINK U GOT THAT ONE RIGHT.

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David January 26 2014 at 9:27 PM

People don't get out of the way of real train and get killed all the time. And the train is not responsible for the wreck, the moron who parked on the tracks is.

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mbaughn1 January 26 2014 at 9:17 PM

"Miniature train makes big mess."
Funny, my girlfriend says the same thing about my weenie.

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chevymike7 January 26 2014 at 8:50 PM

The driver of the car is at fault for parking on the track, but the train engineer clearly saw the car on the track, with plenty of time to stop the train, as I am sure it was traveling less than ten miles an hour.

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Paul C. Duncan January 26 2014 at 9:05 PM

If you look there appears to be a blind curve just before the crossing & even "IF" it was going 10 mph, that train cant stop on a dime just like real trains cant

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david.konen January 26 2014 at 8:36 PM

Heard about this I believe. And to think I ONCE lived out in this area!

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