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Truck driver's narrow escape from train collision caught on camera

A truck driver in Western Australia had a close call with a moving train while hauling double trailers near Norseman, as captured on a train conductor's dash cam.

Daring move: In a heart-stopping moment, the cabover truck sped across the railway tracks just ahead of the approaching locomotive, narrowly avoiding a potentially catastrophic collision.

Public reaction: The video sparked conversation online, with viewers expressing disbelief at the risky maneuver.

  • Comments ranged from shock at the incident to broader discussions on driver safety.

The near-miss underscores the importance of cautious driving near train crossings, especially for commercial vehicles with lengthy trailers that require careful timing to cross safely.

Fortunately, despite the perilously close encounter, no collision occurred, and both the train and truck proceeded without incident.

Doesn’t get any closer than this. Western Australia.
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