TURNER, Ore. -- When 37-year-old Ryan Wilson heard the whistle Friday morning, he jumped out of his car, naturally enough.
The sheriff's department says it had gotten stuck in gravel at a railroad crossing in Marion County with its rear jutting over the rails.
Wilson ran to a neighbor's house to call 911, but along came the Amtrak train.
Before Wilson could get back, it clipped the 1994 Honda Accord and pushed it out of the way.
Damage to the car was described as moderate, damage to the train minimal. After stopping for insurance information, it continued on its way.
The crossing is on Duckflat Road southeast of Salem. The sheriff's office said the crossing was marked but doesn't have swing arms or lights.
No citations are expected.