videos like this make me want to operate trains.
I hope nobody in the train was hurt, and I hope everybody in the truck was.
I like how the hood of the truck popped up. It's like the truck was giving the train the finger.
|Scrotum H. Vainglorious |
Imagine if he was hauling livestock :O
The irresistible force meets the extremely movable object.
I wonder if the train driver even stopped to swap insurance info.
If he hadn't hesitated to begin with, he might have made it. LET THAT BE A LESSON FOR US ALL.
j lzrd / swift idiot
Truck arrives, gates begin to drop at 0:05. (Notice the only object much taller than fully lowered gate is the cab; the flatbed could have slip-slid right under.)
Trucker's decision is made at 0:15. This is ten full seconds looking out the driver's side window at the possibly visible-by-then train.
0:22 is the moment before impact, and the cab is not fully over the tracks at all. This is seven seconds after starting, and about 1/3rd the way over the track. If we consider that it would take 14 seconds to haul the other 2/3rds of the whole rig across, then...
If we consider what would have happened if the driver had bolted through at 0:05, while the train crosses at 0:22, that allows 17 seconds.
It could have been fully possible for a brass-balled psycho to pull this off with a smidgen of room to spare, if you can really boil down accidents to mathematics.
And momentum is.... basically unaffected.
This train has no time to stop for you corn-shucking crackers!
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