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Driver escapes from her Hyundai car in the nick of time after it crashes onto railway near Melbourne

A woman was able to flee her crashed car west of Melbourne before a commuter train ran into it, shutting down services and closing the road.

A regional Victorian commuter train has clipped a car left on tracks after a crash west of Melbourne.

A truck, driven by an allegedly drug-affected man, crashed into the white Hyundai sedan at Hopkins Road, Truganina on Monday morning.

The woman was driving this white Hyundai when a truck crashed into her and pushing her car onto the train tracks

It pushed the car onto the tracks, although the uninjured driver was able to exit her vehicle a few minutes before it was clipped by a V/Line train.

The car has been extensively damaged, with its front panel ripped off and windshield smashed.

The car driver, a 23-year-old Rockbank woman, was taken to hospital for observation, while the uninjured truck driver, a 42-year-old Maddingley man, later returned a positive drug test.

Police said the train driver and passengers on board were uninjured.

Train services between Southern Cross and Wendouree stations have been suspended and the road remains closed in both directions as level crossing signalling equipment is repaired.

Train services between Southern Cross and Wendouree stations have been suspended

The man driving the truck tested positive to a drug test after the crash

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