A 38-year-old car driver was injured when his vehicle was hit by a train on a level crossing in Cornwall.
The car was severely damaged
The man's blue Peugeot 307 was severely damaged in the collision at Chapel near Newquay on Tuesday morning.
Police said the car was crossing the line when the collision occurred. Early indications were that warning lights and a siren were working.
But neighbour Dave Bruce said the lights were hard to see on a sunny day and the siren was not loud enough.
He said: "If you've got your stereo on you wouldn't hear the siren.
"There are no signs down the lane warning about a level crossing so unless you are local you wouldn't know it was here."
No-one was injured on the train which carried the car about 50m (164ft) up the tracks.
Train operator First Great Western put on replacement road transport for passengers on the line between Newquay and Par via Quintrell Downs.
It said in a statement that it was relieved there were no injuries on the train and expressed concern for the injured car driver.
In January 2001 a father and daughter escaped with minor cuts and bruises after their Volkswagen Passat was hit by a train on the same crossing.
In the same month a driver suffered cuts after being involved in a collision with a train at the crossing.
In October 1996 a 61-year-old woman motorist was struck by a train after a bus obscured her view of the warning lights.