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    Train vs. Car

    At the end of October my train hit a car at a grade crossing. Luckily the elderly woman in the vehicle suffered only minor injuries. This is what is left of her Subaru.




    Our engine had a 'head end camera' and captured the whole thing on video but I have yet to see it. I should look over on YouTube for it.

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    Man, that's a wreck. I'm glad to hear that the woman only had minor injuries, since train vs/ car could come out very badly. Do you see a lot of this or near misses??
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    we had 1 of these last winter. kid decided to drive around the gates that were down and was hit by the train. He too only suffered minor injuries. the train had slowed to pass through the village but still destroyed the car. I had to stand at 1 of the crossings for around 2 hours till the Canadian Pacific came and checked everything out and got the train moving again.
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    Yes, she was very lucky! I think I would die of a heart attack just seeing a train heading right at me!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lrp12196
    Man, that's a wreck. I'm glad to hear that the woman only had minor injuries, since train vs/ car could come out very badly. Do you see a lot of this or near misses??

    When I walked back I honestly thought whoever was in the car was dead and much to my surprise she wasn't. This was the third time this year that this particular train has hit a vehicle, and the first while I was working it. The first one was a bucket loader at a farmers crossing and the second the car hit the train. I also, unfortunately, had a suicide at the beginning of December. Everyday we come close to hitting a car or person. Its like playing Russian Roulette.

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    wow... lots of fools on this planet.. can i get off now?
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  7. Very sad ! I am very shocked after watching this images. I am just thinking that what the person who was driving car has experienced when he has accident with train. What happen to this car driver ? He is injured or dear ?

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    It just goes to show that there are no ties at grade Crossings. If you do not stop when the gates come down and the lights are flashing. YOU LOOSE!
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    The driver was in her 90's if I remember correctly and had minor injuries

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