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ELMHURST, IL - JUNE 16: A Union Pacific freight train's lead engine passes over a grade crossing beyond flashing lights on a safety gate June 16, 2006 in Elmhurst, Illinois. The Federal Railroad Administrator (FRA) in a recently issued report says for the safety of rail passengers and motorists, they support the extended use of emergency tool-free phone numbers, used to report problems with railroad crossing warning equipment and other emergencies, posted at railroad grade crossings. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

A police officer was able to swerve at the last moment and avoid an oncoming train after the crossing gate malfunctioned, and it was all caught on video  from his perspective.

Police officer's dashcam catches near-miss with train

Dec. 27 (UPI) -- An Illinois police officer's dashboard camera captured his near-miss with a passing train at a crossing where the gate malfunctioned. Mokena Police Department Officer Peter Stanglewicz posted a video to Facebook showing the moment he was able to swerve before ending up directly in the path of a Metra train in Mokena.