A motorist in High Point, N.C., abandoned her vehicle on a set of train tracks just seconds before a train barreled through the crossing and destroyed the car.

Authorities report the collision occurred after the crossing gate lifted following a southbound train and lowered again as another train approached from the other direction.

While the female driver was able to run away from her car in time to avoid serious injury or death, police did not find her at the scene and said she could face charges related to a hit-and-run collision.