Truck Driver Jumps From Rig Just As It Gets Annihilated By A Freight Train

Photo: Fox News 20/YouTube
Photo: Fox News 20/YouTube

You are in a truck. Stuck on the tracks. The truck is stuck! And there is a train. It is also stuck on tracks. But the train is moving very fast. You are immobile like a beached whale. STOP THINKING GET THE HECK OUT OF THERE.

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There’s no word on the condition of the truck driver’s trousers after narrowly getting out of his truck seconds before it was clobbered by a freight train in Atwater, California. If I had to venture a guess, though, I’d say there’s not much left of them:

Garments notwithstanding, nobody was harmed in this crash, the Atwater Police Department says. Here are some pictures of the aftermath:

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Geez, dude must really love that truck.

Sr. Technical Editor, Jalopnik. Always interested in hearing from auto engineers—email me. Cars: Willys CJ-2A ('48), Jeep J10 ('85), Jeep Cherokee ('79, '91, '92, '00), Jeep Grand Cherokee 5spd ('94).

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DISCUSSION

Maybe I’m an idiot, but how do so many vehicles stall on the tracks? If I was dumb enough to stop on the tracks, I would push through whatever traffic was in front of me to get clear if a train was coming.