A 32-year old Nashville man says he's "feeling blessed" for being okay after the car he was driving was struck by a train at intersection of Old Hickory Boulevard and Pitts Avenue in Old Hickory.
"I was trying to turn right onto Old Hickory Boulevard from Pitts," said the man who did not want his name used. "I was looking to the left when the train came from the right."
The man said his car was spun around by the impact.
"I did not hear a horn until it was on me," he added."The train engineer told me there was an accident there last week."
The man lives in the area and drives across the tracks at the intersection several times a day.
"I was on my way to the grocery store, I am on vacation. I have never been in an accident like this before," said the man before he drove off with a relative who picked him up.
His car was towed from the scene.
There is a railroad crossing sign at the intersection where the accident happened, but no crossing arm.
Nashville and Eastern Railroad acknowledged a similar accident with no injuries at the site last Friday, but the company's general manager Craig Wade said that accident was "the first in decades at that crossing."
He added the freight train that struck the cars makes about three trips a week on the tracks that sometimes parallel Old Hickory Blvd.