CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH (WOIO) - Two cars got stuck at the intersection of Broad Boulevard and state Route 8 in Cuyahoga Falls within a 72-hour span this past week.
A 911 call from Saturday night demonstrates how dangerous this can be.
"911, where's your emergency?" the recorded dispatcher asks.
"Hi, I just witnessed a train collide with a car," says the caller in a panic.
"Oh my God. At, on Broad Boulevard?" the dispatcher asked, as if she already knew where it would have happened.
"Yeah," the caller confirms.
Fortunately, the man who had his car hit Saturday night was able to get out before the collision.
On Monday night when it happened again, police got the train stopped before the collision and towed the car away.
Unfortunately, it's a poorly-designed intersection. Although police say this type of situation generally only happens a couple times a year, is it coincidence there were two incidents in the past three days?
"It's typically a person that is not familiar with the area. They're out of state and their general response is they were paying attention to their GPS and it told them to turn and that's what they did," explains Captain Steven Guldeman, with the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department.
We did our own demonstration using our GPS and you can see how it happens, especially at night.
"In 250 feet, turn right onto state Route 8," the GPS blares as you approach the tracks, but haven't crossed them yet.