Florida Man Steals Car; Train Sends It Crashing into House

A Florida man says he jumped from a stolen car seconds before it was hit by a train and sent flying into a nearby home.

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This photo provided by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office shows a car destroyed after a collision with a train in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. A Florida man says he jumped from the stolen car seconds before it was hit by a train and sent flying into a nearby home. The sleeping residents were unharmed and the man was later arrested, authorities said. (Martin County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man says he jumped from a stolen car seconds before it was hit by a train and sent flying into a nearby home. The sleeping residents were unharmed and the man was later arrested, authorities said. Police said the man claimed he stole the car in a “good faith effort” to search for his own vehicle after leaving a bar early Saturday in Martin County, around 50…

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