Person escapes as train hits car
The Nissan was extensively damaged whena hit by a train at Herne Hill.

Police are trying to determine who was driving a car hit when it became bogged on train tracks at Herne Hill overnight and was hit by a freight train.

Several people tried unsuccessfully to move the car about 11.30pm.

A freight train was unable to stop and smashed into the car, causing substantial damage to the vehicle, the train, boom gates and warning light.

Police spoke to a woman who claimed to be the driver.

She was not injured and was taken to a police station and failed a breath test.

Police are yet to confirm she was the driver of the vehicle at the time it became bogged.

The West Australian

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