Published: Aug 06, 2010 12:38 AM EDT
Updated: Aug 05, 2010 8:52 PM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO. - An Amtrak train hits two pickup trucks in two separate accidents on Thursday.

The first accident occurred in Lee's Summit when a man tried to beat the train by going around the train track crossing barriers. The train struck the pickup cutting it in half. The driver was ejected from his vehicle and flew about 40 feet in the air.

He is in the hospital and expected to survive.

The second accident was in Warrensburg. A maintenance worker was spraying weeds when his car that was parked too close to the tracks was hit. The train took off the pickup's bumper.

The worker was not hurt.