A crashed car was abandoned in the middle of a level crossing in Whanganui on Monday morning.
Emergency services were first alerted to a crash around 4.20am.
A driver crashed into the bells of the Heads Rd and Gilberd St level crossing, a police spokesperson said.
Police located the uninjured driver at a Whanganui address later that morning and are working to establish the cause of the accident.
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KiwiRail said there were no scheduled train services on the track at the time of the crash.
The car was removed from the scene around 5am.