Incredible CCTV footage has emerged of a woman defying death after she fell beneath a moving train in New South Wales, Australia.

As reported on 7News, the woman slipped between two carriages and fell on to the track as she tried to jump on to a car.

The video shows her losing her balance and falling in between the carriages of the freight train. Her friend watches in horror from the platform.

She lies motionless on the tracks for a few moments and the train disappears into the distance. Shortly afterwards, she gets up and pulls herself back on to the platform.

The incident occurred last month at Springwood Station in the Blue Mountains.

Miraculously escaping serious injury, the woman only required a few stitches - and was discharged from hospital on the same day.

Det Insp Mick Bostock said: "This girl has probably learned a lesson the hard way - she could have been killed or seriously injured.

"It's an offence for someone to touch a passing train or attempt to touch a passing train, so to actually try and jump on a moving goods train is very reckless and I wouldn't recommend it."