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Train driver's 3 second crash warning

Train driver's 3 second crash warning

(0:34) A quick thinking Polish train driver had three seconds to warn passengers of an impending crash with a lorry on the track.

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Guest: Just wondering (522 days ago)

Was the intercom on the train not working?

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Was the intercom on the train not working?

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Guest: thisnamewasfree (522 days ago)

If he where to use the intercom, he would be dead by now...

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If he where to use the intercom, he would be dead by now...

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Guest: Just wondering (522 days ago)

He could have used the intercom the moment he applied the emergency brake, and then run through the train?

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He could have used the intercom the moment he applied the emergency brake, and then run through the train?

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Guest: (522 days ago)

No emergency brake would have stopped that train in time to avoid a collision; those things, at speed, need a great distance to come to a stop.

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No emergency brake would have stopped that train in time to avoid a collision; those things, at speed, need a great distance to come to a stop.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (522 days ago)

Can you imagine, "attention please, we are fast approaching a ... BLAM!"

Running down the train was an inspired reaction. He was probably screaming GET DOWN! NOW! ... as he ran, and not only saved passengers' injuries, but also saved his own life by being halfway down the train at the moment of impact. I wonder if that is training.

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Can you imagine, "attention please, we are fast approaching a ... BLAM!"

Running down the train was an inspired reaction. He was probably screaming GET DOWN! NOW! ... as he ran, and not only saved passengers' injuries, but also saved his own life by being halfway down the train at the moment of impact. I wonder if that is training.

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Guest: (521 days ago)

I think he was just saving his own skin. He would rather have a carriage full of passengers between him and the back end of a lorry.

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I think he was just saving his own skin. He would rather have a carriage full of passengers between him and the back end of a lorry.

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He had nothing personally to fear, given the power of a fast moving train, and a railway engineer would be well aware of that. Small motor vehicles always get the worst of such a collision, and the only real fear for anyone on a train involves a derailment. Some cracks in the front window and a few broken side windows (likely from airborne debris of the demolished back end of the obstructing vehicle) are hardly reason to "save his own skin".

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He had nothing personally to fear, given the power of a fast moving train, and a railway engineer would be well aware of that. Small motor vehicles always get the worst of such a collision, and the only real fear for anyone on a train involves a derailment. Some cracks in the front window and a few broken side windows (likely from airborne debris of the demolished back end of the obstructing vehicle) are hardly reason to "save his own skin".

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (521 days ago)

You might be right. He must have been screaming something otherwise the passengers would have just stared puzzled. And he didn't slam the brakes on, as NBW pointed out, the passengers were not thrown forward. The passengers reacted so perfectly it almost looks staged.

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You might be right. He must have been screaming something otherwise the passengers would have just stared puzzled. And he didn't slam the brakes on, as NBW pointed out, the passengers were not thrown forward. The passengers reacted so perfectly it almost looks staged.

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Guest: (522 days ago)

Train 1, Lorry 0

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Train 1, Lorry 0

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NaturalBornWaiter NaturalBornWaiter (522 days ago)

He couldn't have slam the brakes on because the passengers were sitting quite normally as he was running through the carriage.

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He couldn't have slam the brakes on because the passengers were sitting quite normally as he was running through the carriage.

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Guest: (522 days ago)

What impresses me is how obedient the passengers are. If someone sprinted through a carriage on my local train screaming at everyone to get on the floor, I'd try very hard not to make eye contact and just silently hope the buffet carriage would stop serving him.

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What impresses me is how obedient the passengers are. If someone sprinted through a carriage on my local train screaming at everyone to get on the floor, I'd try very hard not to make eye contact and just silently hope the buffet carriage would stop serving him.

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Guest: (522 days ago)

Hope I'm never on a plane when the pilot does that.

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Hope I'm never on a plane when the pilot does that.

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