Just now, while waiting for the train, there was a little backender on the road at the crossing. And the car sort of sat there as the bells were ringing and the gates were coming down and the train was blowing its horn.
I assume the driver was sort of stunned and unsure what to do.
The people at the station were yelling and waving to the driver to pull off the track. And the train, still approaching, was continuing to sound its horn, and finally the car moved out of the way.
I think the train was far enough away that it still had time to stop.
When you're on the tracks and the train is coming, move!
Your odds for life will improve.