Out of all the realistic places where your vehicle could stall and not start back up again, rail crossings have to rank among, if not the, one of the most dangerous of all.
And yet, the same kind of accident always seems to be caught on video, featuring one vehicle (usually a truck) that can no longer be moved, a driver that tries to restart it, but jumps out at the very last second, and a train that smashes through and drags the debris on for hundreds of yards.
Well, here’s another one that perfectly fits the bill. As you can see in the video below, the tractor-trailer is unable to move, despite the driver’s best efforts and the Union Pacific-operated train smashes through it with ease.
The incident took place in West Texas, and was shot via phone-cam by Kelly Blay, with the man yelling ‘Holy Smokes!’ in the background. However, despite the violent nature of the crash, the truck driver jumped out with time to spare, and nobody was hurt in the end.
Moreover, the train made contact with what was an empty flatbed trailer, so it didn’t offer too much resistance.
By Andrei Nedelea