A train with one passenger and a driver aboard has crashed into a car that left the road and ended up on the track.
A Ford Escort, driven by a 17-year-old youth, came to rest on the line near the railway station at Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, just after midnight on Sunday.
A police spokesman said the car driver and passengers got out before the train hit the vehicle. No one was hurt in the incident.
He said the train driver was shaken and an inquiry was under way.