Scary footage of a massive lorry getting sliced in half by a freight train has been caught on camera.
The moment was filmed by another driver in Virginia, USA, who came round the corner to see the huge lorry stuck over the tracks with the crossing lights flashing.
As the men in the lorry scrambled out and made a run for it a freight train came by and, like a knife through butter, went straight through it.
No explosions, no special effects, just a train going full speed through the middle of a lorry.
Check it out:
The driver who captured the hair-raising moment on his dashcam, said:
[I] turned the corner to approach the crossing and found the tractor-trailer stopped on the tracks with the crossing guard down and the lights flashing.
The driver of the truck and a passenger were in the cab of the tractor up until a couple of seconds before the train hit. A third person was already out of the truck.
The train hit the trailer which must have cut the brake lines to the tractor which rolled off the road after impact. The driver emerged from the other side of the tractor once the train had stopped. No one, to my knowledge, was hurt.
As the video shows, the driver of the lorry managed to jump out of the cab just a few seconds before the train hit.
After the collision, the front half the lorry then rolls away from the tracks, surprisingly still intact. The same, however, cannot be said for the back half.
Though the train driver had to drive straight through a lorry, at least they didn’t have to compete with other cars on the road.
Lorry drivers can have a tough time of it all, can’t they. If it’s not trains mowing them down, it’s stupid people in cars stopping in the middle of the motorway and causing a huge pileup.
Shocking footage was captured on the Changchun-Shenzhen Expressway – also known as the ‘G25’ – as a driver stopped dead on the motorway after missing their exit.
Causing havoc on the road, one lorry quickly swerved to avoid the car, resulting in the lorry flipping over on its side and losing everything in its trailer.
As another unlucky lorry approaches, the driver brakes and swerves, jackknifing the lorry and narrowly avoiding the white car.
Watch the crazy video here:
Unbelievably, the driver of the white car seemed to decide to ignore the horrific crash, and still tried to reach their missed exit.
They turned their car fully across one of the motorway lanes and headed for the off-ramp.
In a shocking display of pure selfishness and ignorance, the driver of the white car simply carried on their way. They reached the off-ramp and drove away, leaving the path of destruction behind them.
Other drivers called the police to the scene. Thankfully, no one involved in the lorry accidents suffered any serious injuries.
The driver of the white car has reportedly been tracked down, but there has been no comment on whether they have had their license taken away for their reckless actions.
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.