This is the moment a car was pulled off the tracks after being crushed by a train in Redcar.

Footage shows the moment the black Suzuki SUV was pulled off the tracks after the incident at the level crossing. 

It was hit by the 9.08am train from Saltburn to Nunthorpe, near Redcar Central station, on Wednesday (May 1).   

The crumpled bonnet of the car can be seen barely hanging on – with the front bumper dragging along the ground. 

The Northern Echo: Workers pull the car from the train tracks.Workers pull the car from the train tracks. (Image: SWNS)

Passerby Stanley Binns, 75 - who captured the footage - said: “I took the video from the top of a supermarket car park which overlooks the crossing. 

“The accident had already happened, people told me it happened about an hour before. 

“They reckoned the crossing light wasn’t working and the driver drove on and the train hit the side of it. 

“When I got there you could see the end of the train sticking out.” 

Network Rail staff were on scene to clear the area.  Police, fire and ambulance crews also attended. Paramedics and firefighters were stood down on arrival while the British Transport Police said on Wednesday that inquiries were ongoing.

Karen Duffy, Operations Director for Network Rail's North & East route, said: "Following a low-speed collision between a train and a car at West Dyke Road level crossing, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch have opened an investigation and we will support them throughout this process.

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“Thankfully, there were no injuries to people in the car, the train, the general public or railway colleagues, and I am grateful to the police, paramedics and other emergency services who responded to the incident with speed and professionalism.

“Both the road and railway are now open again, albeit with disruption likely for the rest of the day to the trains. 

"I’d like to thank passengers, road users and the wider Redcar community for their patience while we worked to safely reopen the railway and road.”