Two Romanian sweethearts met with tragedy on Valentine’s Day when a train smashed into their new car on a level crossing killing them outright.
The incident which happened on Sunday near the village of Vladeni in northeast Romania was captured on video by CCTV cameras.
The pair were traveling in a BMW that reportedly been purchased only the day before, Vremea Noua reported.
They were apparently out for a spin in the new car to celebrate Valentines Day when their car was hit by the Dorohoi to Iasi passenger train as they crossing a level crossing.
The car appears to swerve at the last moment to avoid the train, but is hit full on. The pair died on impact. The car was dragged 150 meters along the track.
The level crossing had no barriers to stop cars crossing the track when a train was coming.
The moment after impact a woman can be heard exclaiming “Oh my God!”
They were identified as Dragos Pauceanu,23, of Piatra Neamt and Laura Nechifor, 25, from Barlad.
They both worked for a building company in Iasi, the main city in northeast Romania, and were devoted to each other, friends said. Friends set up a fundraising page to cover funeral costs.
Police said that Dragos Paunescu was driving the car and failed to respect signals at the level crossing.
Friends said he had bought the car the previous day.
Railway accidents have decreased in the EU in recent years. Most occur in Germany, Poland, Hungary and Romania in 2018, Eurostat reported last year.