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Two women escape death by diving under freight train

Posted by on Jul. 30, 2014 at 12:34 PM
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BLOOMINGTON, Indiana —

Dramatic surveillance video shows two women running for their lives on a railroad bridge, then dropping down on the tracks just before the train runs them over. Amazingly, both women survived.

"When the trains topped, the two women crawled out from under the engine, started running this way," Eric Powell, with Indiana Railroad, said. “(The conductor) yelled back and asked them, 'Are you okay?' One yelled she had stubbed her toe, (but was) otherwise fine. I'm sure their nerves were as shattered as his were." (WTHR.com)

Watching the video, It’s hard to believe that a stubbed toe was the worst of their physical injuries.

The incident happened earlier this month on the Indiana Railroad bridge northeast of Bloomington at Lake Lemon. The bridge is 80 feet high. There are no walkways because pedestrians are not allowed.

The 100-car coal train braked hard, Powell said, but was across the bridge before it was able to stop.

Indiana Railroad plans to prosecute the two women for criminal trespass to send a message to others.

by on Jul. 30, 2014 at 12:34 PM
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AngryBob
by Ruby Member on Jul. 30, 2014 at 12:35 PM

i saw this yesterday! crazy!!

Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Jul. 30, 2014 at 12:36 PM

 I would never, ever, walk on those tracks.  80 Feet?  Yeah, no.

Quoting AngryBob:

i saw this yesterday! crazy!!

 

AngryBob
by Ruby Member on Jul. 30, 2014 at 12:37 PM
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haha, i didn't see that version of the video.

i feel so bad for the engineer. he thought he killed those women. even though knowing you can't do anything about it, and it's 100% their fault, that stays with you.

AngryBob
by Ruby Member on Jul. 30, 2014 at 12:38 PM
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Quoting Lunarprancer:

 I would never, ever, walk on those tracks.  80 Feet?  Yeah, no.

Quoting AngryBob:

i saw this yesterday! crazy!!

 

i can't even cross tracks without thinking a train is going to come barreling down and end my existence.

BEXi
by BEXi on Jul. 30, 2014 at 12:39 PM
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Idiots!!

TiffanyRose06
by Hufflepuff on Jul. 30, 2014 at 12:40 PM
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They're damn lucky, and stupid
luvnmyboi
by Platinum Member on Jul. 30, 2014 at 12:41 PM
Good, they should be prosecuted. It is SO dangerous to walk railroad tracks. And a trestle!? Who the hell walks a railroad trestle?
Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Jul. 30, 2014 at 12:42 PM

 They had to have been on something. SMH

Quoting luvnmyboi: Good, they should be prosecuted. It is SO dangerous to walk railroad tracks. And a trestle!? Who the hell walks a railroad trestle?

 

ilovemykids323
by on Jul. 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM
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yeah me too

Quoting AngryBob:

Quoting Lunarprancer:

 I would never, ever, walk on those tracks.  80 Feet?  Yeah, no.

Quoting AngryBob:

i saw this yesterday! crazy!!

 

i can't even cross tracks without thinking a train is going to come barreling down and end my existence.


vegepunkstr
by on Jul. 30, 2014 at 12:44 PM
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Idiots!
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