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A man was high on drugs and had not slept for four days before pushing a car onto train tracks in front of a speeding passenger service in Adelaide, a court has heard.
In sentencing Joel Anthony Altschwager for endangering life and property offences, District Court Judge Jack Costello said it was fortunate no one was hurt in the incident in August last year.
Before the driver hit the emergency brakes, his southern suburbs train was travelling at about 100 km/h with 30 to 40 people on board.
Altschwager and another man had used a golf club to smash the windows of the car in a bid to get access to the vehicle.
Once they had, they pushed it onto the train tracks near Lonsdale Railway Station.
"In the process of coming to a stop, the train collided with the vehicle which you had pushed onto the tracks, which in turn caused the train to lift off the tracks," Judge Costello said in his remarks published online on Wednesday.
"Thankfully, no one was injured in the collision."
This article first appeared on www.9news.com.au
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