Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Miracle escape

From: NPE
A 20-year-old driver and his 48-year-old passenger can talk about a miracle escape after the car they were in was hit by a speeding train in Leczno near Bialogard. On arriving at the scene, police were amazed no one was hurt when looking at the wreckage of the car – an Opel, which had its entire back end ripped off in the incident.

Officers have established that the young driver stopped as required at the open crossing, then for some reason set off again right in front of the speeding Szczecin-Bialogard train. The car almost made it across in time, but the electric locomotive caught the rear end and proceeded to reduce it to a twisted heap of metal. Both driver and passenger, though, emerged from the front half of the wreck completely unscathed.

More in the way of suffering was inflicted on the passengers of the train, who were stuck for two hours waiting while police carried out their investigations.