Driver cut from car in train crash

A 62-year-old man had to be cut from his car after it was struck by a freight train south of Perth this morning.

Firefighters were called to the crash in Waroona, 110km south of Perth, just before 3am.

The train was pulling 36 carriages of alumina and travelling south from Pinjarra to Bunbury when it smashed into the 62-year-old's Toyota Landcruiser.

Police said it appeared the vehicle was parked on the tracks.

He was freed from the wreckage and airlifted to Royal Perth Hospital with serious injuries.

The train driver was treated for shock.