Teenagers scramble to safety after car gets stuck on level crossing during birthday outing. Vehicle stopped in the middle of the railroad tracks in Indiana. Bystanders tried to flag down the train but driver could not stop. Train smashed into the limo, pushing it down the line. All of the vehicle’s passengers managed to get out before the impact.
This is the shocking moment a 10,000-tonne train plowed into a limousine that was stuck on a level crossing.
A photographer captured a video of the moment of impact after the high-speed freight carrier slammed into the vehicle.
Teenagers celebrating a friend’s birthday were in the vehicle in Indiana when it stopped on the lines.
They managed to get out, and used a red piece of cloth to try and warn the conductor.
A bystander tries to flag down a 10,000 tonne freight train as it heads towards a level crossing in Indiana
A local photographer, Norman Noe, who is thought to have been travelling with the party, filmed the moment of impact.
The conductor of the train was constantly sounding its whistle as it approached the limousine.
One person on the side of the tracks started shouting: ‘It’s not going to stop. It’s not going to stop.’
When it slammed into the vehicle, it pushed it along the tracks several hundred feet before grinding to a halt.
The photographer ran to the front of the train still filming and asked the driver: ‘Did you see me?’
‘I sure did,’ he replied. ‘I’ve got 10,000 tonnes behind me, though.’
A photographer captured a video of the moment of impact after the high-speed freight carrier slammed into the vehicle