Lucky truck driver

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+21 1. CorpseGrinder commented 5 years ago

Look at him...flapping around with his arms like "What the hell just happened?"
You know exactly what happened, you missed your darwin award by a meter or two you moron!
I really do hope the train driver is ok
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+20 2. sux2bu commented 5 years ago

Why didn't the idiot plow right on through the gate instead of sitting there like he was trapped?
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+12 3. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

Why did he ignore the blinking red lights long before the gates descend?
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+12 4. JBC commented 5 years ago

That stupid Polish truck driver killed three people and seriously injured train driver - he lost legs.
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+4 5. braveheart2052 commented 5 years ago

a least he didn`t have to climb down out of the cab :O ! :x :x :x
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0 7. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

#7 WOW!!! :'(
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+4 8. Burimi commented 5 years ago

#2 You are right since the damage done will be smaller
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+2 9. BooTheGoose commented 5 years ago

Barrier design at fault too though- the barrier on the other side of the road should not have gone down at the same time as the first, and there should be a lot more than 5 seconds between a barrier going down and a train coming through at 200 km/h.
But yes, he should have just plowed on through.
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+2 10. Thanny commented 5 years ago

#9 It's a two-way road. The barrier has to come down on both sides simultaneously. Furthermore, if you look at the timer, you see that it took 15 seconds for the train to hit after the barriers came down. That is, of course, still far too little time. The barriers should come down about a minute before the train arrives.

The fact that the train is described as coming around a bend makes it worse - the truck driver probably looked for a train and didn't see one before deciding to proceed. He just failed to react fast enough after being no doubt startled by the barriers coming down.
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+1 11. JBC commented 5 years ago

#10 At this railroad crossing rails are so busy - if barriers were down a minute before the arrival of the train, almost never would have been on top. It's just a local road.
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+1 12. ComentAtor commented 5 years ago

#11 so the guy killed 3 people and will have PTSP for life because of poor traffic engineering

i agree with #9 and #10 it's just too small of a gap for a fast train

it's like pedestrian crossings in my country.. they are put on all sorts of roads , even with 6 lanes of traffic
always poorly lit, and when sbd is injured or killed it's always drivers fault.

statistics for 2015: 100% driver error, 90% speeding , too small following distance and so on .. but never , i mean never is the poor signalization or traffic conditions fault (fog).

there was only one case of broken (too thin) road drain cover on a freeway (130kmh) , when after a few years and many news stories nobody got convicted.
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0 13. roady commented 5 years ago

There was no design fault and no process fault. The fault was a truck driver who thought that the bars would come down but no train would come.
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0 14. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

#13 Yeah, but why would he think that?
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+1 15. kubeek5 commented 5 years ago

The driver got sentenced to 8.5 years in prison and 10 years driving ban in Czech republic after he serves his sentence.