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3 men jump safely before train slams SUV

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Tense moments for three men stuck on train tracks near Downtown with a train fast approaching.

The men were driving along Hawthorne in Little Italy when their car suddenly stopped on the tracks. The were able to jump from the vehicle shortly before it was slammed by a coaster train.

One of the men inside says the emergency brake malfunctioned while they were on the railroad crossing.

"It was in drive we tried to release the brake, go in reverse and at that point the signs were coming out so we were like we gotta get out of here before we get hurt," said Chris Schroeder.

Amazingly no one was injured but traffic was tied up in the area overnight.

It does not appear the driver will face any charges.

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