Driver escapes from his truck just seconds before a freight train slams into it and carries it hundreds of yard

This is the moment a truck driver avoided certain death after a train smashed into his 18-wheeler truck in Temple, Georgia. The genuinely jaw-dropping moment was captured by a passing driver on Sunday.

 

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In the video posted to Facebook, the truck is seen dangerously parked on top of a rail line crossing. It has somehow become stuck. The driver is seen jumping from the cabin, a look of horror on his face. He runs from the truck, eager to escape the approaching danger. And then, as if from nowhere, a freight train hurtles into view, broadsiding the truck and carrying it into the distance.

 

Driver escapes from his truck just seconds before a freight train slams into it and carries it hundreds of yard

 

Seconds before, the train is heard sounding its horn but it is already too late. The truck is bent double and carried off into the distance. Rabbitown resident Elijah Brown took the video which shows the driver quickly escaping the truck and running for cover as the train barrels closer.

 

The truck a split second before it is swept away by the freight train rushing past

 

The truck, which according to Elijah was carrying cables, had got stuck on the crossing.
And although the truck was destroyed, no one was injured. Officials say the Ringer Cross Road in Temple was closed in the wake of the incident.

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