I agree with the first comment. The gates were not even coming down yet. After the truck cleared it took the train another 30 seconds to reach the crossing. Try not to make this occurence overly dramatic.
Posted by on August 27, 2009
Adam, that is what warning gates are for. The truck was already on the tracks when the bells started to ring. Also, the truck had plenty of time to clear the tracks, over 30 seconds + ... Also if it was such a "close call" why would you cut out some of the footage between truck crossing and the train? You can clearly see you cut out footage at 0:22 because the sound and the truck fade away, and the clouds and weeds in the foreground change position very quickly all of a sudden. This was NOT a close call...
Posted by guest2 on August 28, 2009
I agree with the first comment... this was not even close to being a collision.
Posted by 645 dude on August 29, 2009
I am sure you have seen collisions as you say but this did not appear to be a near hit. Maybe from the angle of the video the perspective is distorted but I am thinking 2 more trucks could have crossed safely.
Posted by Guest3 on September 4, 2009
What exactly is the problem with the truck in question here? It seems like a lot of people like to make some of the crossing videos out to be a little more outrageous than they really are. There was a great deal of time from when the truck crossed, to when the train finally reached the crossing. When I think of a "near hit" or a "close call", I am thinking of a pass that happened to come within a few seconds, or a few feet of a train hitting a vehicle. Let's keep it real, fellas. Everyone is concerned with safety, but come on...
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