Cyclist Has The Mother Of All Close Calls With Oncoming Train

Even though we understand why that cyclist didn’t notice the second train coming their way, the fact that they came that close to getting hit by a train and got away with it has, we presume, got a lot to do with lady luck.

As you can see in the following video, before this incident took place the cyclist was waiting on another, much slower train to pass, before they could cross the railroad.

That first train unfortunately hindered his sight of the oncoming yellow train. The sound of the second train was also probably shrouded by the first, meaning that the cyclist simply assumed he had a clear path to reach the other side of the tracks.

Up until that point, the cyclist’s actions were, let’s say, OK. However, when you cross the tracks, you must always check on both sides; there’s no rule that says if one train has just passed another can’t show up on the adjacent (or even the same) track.

So while the cyclist managed to escape what would have surely been a fatal accident, it was still way too close for comfort.


  • TheBelltower

    I definitely would have puked.

    • Miknik

      He didn’t even stop, probably unaware of teh train even after crossing, because of loud music…

  • Zandit75

    Probably had head phones in too.

  • brn

    I missed the automotive part of this.

    • TheHake

      You didn’t need to click.

    • dumblikeyou2

      This and the fact that it probably didn’t even register in this cyclist’s brain that something newsworthy just happened.

  • Randy Terpstra

    I’ve lived in the Netherlands. Surprised the cyclist even paid attention to the first train…

    • pcurve

      Please tell me there’s some kind of flashing light…

      • Randy Terpstra

        No, this a rural ‘fietspad’ (bicycle path), with no lights. The idea is, as you navigate the obstacle, you’d pay attention to a train coming. Urban areas do have lights and automatic barriers, on the bicycle paths.

      • TheHake

        No. It’s called an “unguarded crossing”. There’s a lot of them here, and a lot of those kinds of incidents. There’s a big drive now to reduce these.

  • E Gold

    Damn trains, always running a bit late.

  • TheAmerican


  • Wandering_Spirit

    Idiots without borders…

    • TheHake

      Cyclists think they are untouchable over here.

      • Wandering_Spirit

        Everywhere. I saw the same in Italy (with the addition of arrogance and, if you dare letting them notice, resort to violence) and in Taiwan, where you find them in whole flocks on narrow mountain roads or in other strange places, more often right in the middle of a lane, together with mainland Chinese tourists taking picture exactly in the same lane of a narrow hilly road while you’re approach behind the corner with a bike or a car.

        • TheHake

          The problem is here are MILLIONS of them.

          • Wandering_Spirit

            Yes. Exactly.

  • LeStori

    Always dangerous crossing behind a train as you cannot see another train coming the other way. . A person going to work did it at my railway station. After the emrgency services left you could still see parts of their brain on the railway line.

    • Mr. EP9

      Man that’s gruesome.

  • wait a minute

    the train driver was going too fast and should have detoured around the cyclist.

    • Bob

      He needs to give the cyclist right of way.

  • john1168

    I like how the cyclist just kept going like nothing happened. I would have had to stop and clean out my underwear… LOL

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  • Dude

    This is not even slightly car related but at least it gave people a place to whine about bikes so there’s that…

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