A train plowed through a tractor trailer, which was carrying a $300,000 sports car, stalled on train tracks Friday morning.
Truck driver Ryan O. Fung, 40, was able to get out of his truck in time to avoid getting hit by the train, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
No one was injured in the crash, authorities say.
The mini tractor trailer was carrying a $300,000 McLaren which was damaged in the crash. Dr. Jorg Bober is the car owner.
"The company came by to pick up the McLaren for regular work, for warranty work. And I guess he got stuck on the train tracks," said Dr. Bober.
The doctor found out about the crash from one of his nurses.
"My nurse called me up, she says 'Listen, take Doctors Lake Dr. the opposite way to college because there's a huge train accident.' I didn't think anything of it, 5 minutes later I get a call from the company saying 'Your car is totaled.' I was like 'really, that's my car?" Bober said.
As far as the car goes?
Bober said. "Eh, we'll get another one."
CSX said four trains transporting dozens of vehicles from Orlando to Louisville were affected.
Amtrak said two passenger trains carrying hundreds of people heading from New York City and to Miami are now delayed.
A sign clearly says "No Thru Traffic."
“I don't know why anybody would try to go across. You can't see from one side to the other. You can't see across,” said Lloyd Walters, a neighbor.
Fung was cited for insufficient clearance, which is a moving violation.