Whenever we see a car either stuck or stalled anywhere near a railroad crossing, we can’t help but imagine the worst.
In most cases, if we have to show it to you, it’s likely because the worst happened, which means that the vehicle met with an unfortunate end at the hands of a locomotive, with the conductor unable to stop or slow down in time.
This particular incident took place in Chonburi, Thailand, and involved the driver of an SUV who according to the video’s description, was suspected of being drunk. The good news is that nobody was in the car at the moment of impact.
As you can see, the train doesn’t need a lot of momentum in order to blast a regular-sized vehicle (like an SUV) out of its way. The sheer mass of that locomotive makes it easy. Eventually, the train did stop, but not before the car was already on its side, after rolling over.
It was also a bit unsettling to see people just standing around with their phones out ready to film the impact, instead of turning on their flashlights and waving desperately to the conductor – just in case something could have been done, like attempting to stop the train sooner.