Eastover, SC (WLTX)- "I didn't hear the train or see the train or anything like that."
It was only a fraction of time.
"It was a split second. As soon as I saw the train the impact came."
Nakiesha Gibson's outlook on life was changed forever when she came face to face with a train this past week.
"All I could do was slam on the brakes. I had no idea how far I was on the tracks."
It was too late for second guessing. Gibson was in the line of fire with a train coming.
"I couldn't do anything I didn't have time to throw the car in reverse or anything I just saw the train and bam it hit me like that."
The accident happened Wednesday morning at the Railroad crossing on Airbase Road and Old Hopkins Road. The Highway Patrol says the lights were flashing, but unlike the other crossings on Airbase Road, there are not cross bars installed at this intersection.
"To prevent anymore possible deaths I think there should be some rails installed down here," said Gibson.
Highway Patrol ticketed Gibson for driving too fast for conditions but she says that is a small price to pay for living another day.
Highway Patrol says there are a few safety precautions you can take when approaching a railroad crossing: Slow down, roll down your window, look and listen, and when lights are flashing stop.