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 Near death experienceAdded: August 13, 2008 

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El Zorro (more..)
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Albion (more..)
Melbounre, Australia (more..)
August 12, 2008
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Rod Williams (more..)
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Remarks: This is what a near miss really looks like.
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  User Comments on this Video (34)

Posted by Jon Wisnieski on August 13, 2008

Holy cow. I almost jumped out of my seat.

Posted by on August 13, 2008

Just scary Rod, he didn't try this again i think !

Posted by Billchor on August 13, 2008

This is what we can say, mr death delayed just one sec.Probably all his life pass from his eyes in this second.No1 video for this week !

Posted by wi joe on August 13, 2008

Man oh Man. I think you and the kid 'fertilized' themselves. What's wrong using the bridge ?

Posted by Brian Hiscock on August 13, 2008

Sweet mericful crap!!!

Posted by Kudos on August 13, 2008

At least that kid had the presence of mind to scramble back. Many would have frozen. His next stop will no doubt be the men's department to pick up some undies.

Posted by Boldri on August 13, 2008

Omg, ....damn.....ufff. That guy met his second birthday. Really scary video ......its worse than well known Mexican rail crossing video.

Posted by K100DS on August 13, 2008

Scenes like this happen several times a day, every day. And despite the near death experience, I wouldn't be surprised if the guy does it again in the future. Some people just never learn.

Posted by Pete Reynolds on August 13, 2008

When the driver put the train in emergency he most surely expected to see pieces and parts beneath the carriages when he got off the train to investigate. Having seen post mortem pictures of unfortunate fools that ended underneath trains I can tell you it isn't a pretty sight.

Posted by Cameron on August 13, 2008

This video needs to be made into public service announcement. Wow!

Posted by Beppe on August 14, 2008

The mother of idiots is always pregnant.

Posted by The Wolf on August 14, 2008

When this video had started I was talking to the wife.In the middle of my sentence I stopped what I was saying and will not repeat my exact words,but it made my wife run over to view what I just saw.So I replayed and I will not repeat her words,but if had a bar soap.

Posted by LT on August 15, 2008

I am in 100% agreement with Cameron, this needs to be part of a public service clip. In 27 years of being a firefighter / EMT, I've picked up enough pieces. Sad thing is, this kind of behaviour will never end.

Posted by Warren on August 15, 2008

They may have been hanging out under the bridge doing some of the graffitti there. They sometimes carry a backpack with the aerosol spray cans in it. Glad it turned out ok for all involved.

Posted by Andre Wilson on August 15, 2008

Holy Cow! Did the guy get arrested?

Posted by tpearson55 on August 15, 2008

As insane and thoughtless as his first action was to cross the tracks at that point, with only a second or two to contemplate his next move, he wisely decided to move back instead of continuing across, which had he done, would have certainly ended his life. Gut-wrenching video.

Posted by David Nutter on August 17, 2008

Whoa! That very almost!

Posted by Sean H on August 18, 2008

Wow! It is amazing the chances we take as humans. As a safety advisor with a mine, I see shortcuts taken almost every day based on a task only taking a minute. Unfortunately, when this kind of thing happens, first instinct is to run. If they thought about it, they would just stop or step back. Rod, I am sure you see many similar situations. How much hair do you have on your head? Did you need an underwear change as well? Good luck and stay safe.

Posted by Kyle Tribianni on August 18, 2008

Ridiculous. THAT is laziness and stupidity at it's worst

Posted by on August 20, 2008

Witness if you will the decline of our youth. I don't blame the parents..., maybe i do. Get a job and stop trespassing!

Posted by on August 20, 2008

Wow,that is heart stopper there!

Posted by J. Needham Edmonton Alberta Canada on August 27, 2008

Through the egg on my face I see that an emergency brake application WAS made. I must become less prone to rushing to judgement. And more prone to watching videos in their entirety. JPN

Posted by Chris Brown on August 29, 2008

I actually did fall off the stool I was sitting on when I watched this (no pun intended). That is the scariest near death I have ever seen!

Posted by Paul on August 29, 2008

This is what we railroaders face, even in Canada.

Posted by Railroadjames Cullen on September 4, 2008

After nearly 30 years of service with the E.J. & E. R.R. in the midwest I've become abit callous about the brainless ones who choose to tempt fate. My 15 accidents have told me that ...sometimes ya just gotta thin the heard...as my grand pappy used to say. My worst accident (that led to a fatality) was quite similar to this one except my guy was drunk and didn't make it after stumbling. "Smack! My heart was pounding for several minutes." Ever feel for the guys that have to clean up the mess?

Posted by Nikko P on November 22, 2008

I had an adrenaline rush. I can see why the engineers are scarred for life when they hit someone.

Posted by LocalRailfan on February 26, 2009

Amazing video. However I just about jump out of my seat when I saw that near miss

Posted by DGM on September 15, 2009

Q: When did the driver hit the brakes? (when he hit the horn or when the idiot fell?) ... Either way would not have made a difference here.

Posted by on December 29, 2009

While I sympathize with all drivers having to come across situations like this on a daily basis, I sometimes wish these idiots would end up becoming train fodder. If they were at the bridge to graffiti, then that's all the more reason to dispose of these morons.

Posted by doug c on August 18, 2010

Yepper ! "... I sympathize with all drivers having to come across situations like this on a daily basis, I sometimes wish these idiots would end up becoming train fodder. If they were at the bridge to graffiti, then that's all the more reason to dispose of these . . . "

Posted by 45 on May 2, 2011

Oh my gosh! That was so close!

Posted by fred on February 22, 2013

Bloody hell!

Posted by Railroad Family on March 9, 2014

My father worked on the RR for 51 years and I remember him telling us stories all the time about actually hitting semi trucks, cars, deer, and yes, people - sometimes on accident, and sometimes they'd commit suicide. It was always weighing on his mind but he figured, when you're operating such a massively heavy piece of machinery, that stuff came with the territory. Needless to say, I flew airplanes for the Air Force. RIP Dad!

Posted by UP 6187 on December 29, 2014

Anyone else notice that the first guy didn't even turn back to look at or help his partner? He was out of there.

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