August 9, 2011- At 11:15 AM on Tuesday a freight train collided with a silver Nissan that was attempting to race the train along Santa Fe Drive, in Atwater. The crash occurred at Bellevue Road and Santa Fe.
Witnesses reported that they saw the Nissan drive through the control arms at the railroad crossing, right before the car was struck by the train. The vehicle spun several times, but the passengers were seen walking around after the accident. They were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.