car versus train



I am seeing too many news stories of people in vehicles who try--and fail--to beat a train at a railroad crossing.

Apparently, the people in the vehicle are impatient and don't want to wait for a train to go by in front in them. They decide to go across in front of the train before the train gets there. They think they can beat the train. They ignore the flashing red lights and the deafeningly loud horn of the oncoming train and they cross the railroad tracks ahead of the speeding oncoming train. And they get hit by the oncoming train. What happens when a car gets broadsided by a speeding oncoming train? The people in the car DIE. Don't die. Don't confront an oncoming train. Don't try to beat an oncoming train. Don't fuck with an oncoming train. Ever.






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