OLD ORCHARD BEACH – A man from Old Orchard Beach is recovering after a very close call with a moving train.
Officials say Carson Filiault, 23, was backing out of his driveway Wednesday night when the throttle malfunctioned. He tried to stop the pickup truck, but it continued over a roadway and down an embankment where it ended up on train tracks.
Filiault managed to jump free just before the Amtrak Downeaster slammed into the vehicle.
Filiault suffered minor cuts and bruises and was checked out at a hospital and none of the trains passengers were injured.