88-year-old man escapes car before train hits

Photo: WJTV

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Law enforcement officers are on the scene of a crash involving a train and a car.

An 88-year-old man says he’s counting his blessings after surviving what could have been a deadly situation.

The crash happened near Parkside Place and Woodrow Wilson Boulevard.

Percy McDonald says his car stalled on the track. He says if it wasn’t for the man who was in the passenger seat at the time, he would y have made it out.

McDonald said he saw the emergency arms coming down, but his car wouldn’t move, and it was too late. He says he was moving a little slow, but trying to get out in time.

The passenger rushed out and pulled him to safety.

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