WATCH: Amtrak train hits car left on track, driver escapes injury

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A police cruiser dashcam video shows an Amtrak train smashing into a car on the tracks in Mercer County.

Police in West Windsor Township say the collision occurred late Tuesday night, just north of the Princeton Junction train station.

Police say that the 2012 Toyota Camry was driven by 23-year-old Amna Ahmed, of Saddle Brook, and became stuck on the tracks. It appears that Ahmed wrongfully turned onto an Amtrak service road.

Ahmed called some relatives and police to help get the car off the tracks. Video from the dashcam shows that the relatives were off to the side when an Amtrak train heading south hit the car, destroying it and sending it into a police car.

The video shows people running for cover as the train approaches.

No injuries were reported. Amtrak says 59 passengers were on the train and that no equipment damage was reported. Train service was disrupted for about three hours.

Ahmed was charged with DWI and reckless driving. News 12 New Jersey reached out to her by telephone, but she declined to comment on the incident.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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