A police officer remarkably survived being hit by a train while chasing a man down the tracks - an incident captured by the officer's 3D body camera.

The incident, which involved Officer Andy Anderson, happened on the train tracks on College Street in Polk County, Georgia.

Footage from a 3D body camera shows Andy moving down the tracks, visibly focused on tracking the perpetrator ahead of him.

A train then comes into the shot and can be heard blaring its horn before the officer appears to be thrown into bushes alongside the tracks.

The camera appears to spiral through the air before landing sideways in some grass.

The officer miraculously survived the incident

Polk County Police chief Kenny Dodd said the officer was not critically injured, though he was taken to hospital to be checked over.

He has since been released from hospital, WSB-TV reported.

The burglar Andy was chasing is still on the run following the incident.

The camera footage goes blurry the moment the officer is struck by the oncoming train

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Police said he was wearing a neck brace.

Another woman was already in custody in relation to the burglary.

Police are asking anyone with relevant information to call 911, to help with the investigation.