Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Train meets truck...



...truck gets bent.

Train tracks run through downtown Ocala. The tracks are embedded into a street also used by cars and trucks. About noon one day last week, a truck pulled out of a bank onto the street as the train was passing through town. The driver of the truck thought he could miss the train. He was wrong.

The truck was injured. The driver was not. But it took a lot of fire and police personnel to clear things up.

16 comments:

Olivier said...

des trains pompiers la classe

bfarr said...

Why do people continue to think they can beat the trains? Glad no one was hurt.

Re your comments about Tom, he has kept his hair and his natural color. Doesn't get much better than that I guess for a guy.

magiceye said...

beautiful shots!!
thankfully no injuries

Bibi said...

I hear so much of this, people who think they can beat the train...

T. Becque said...

I always wondered how it happened to be that people got hit by trains, now I know!

Chipie said...

Impressionnant !

brattcat said...

glad to hear no one was hurt.

Lynette said...

Well, I opened this with trepidation after reading the title, so I was thrilled to find out that no one was hurt!

Cezar and Léia said...

oh gosh, I got scared now!Glad the driver is fine!
Léia

Halcyon said...

Ooops! I like all the red though. :D

Jarart said...

That seems to happen more than it should. The train always wins in a contest like that. You got some great shots of the action!

EG Wow said...

Another smart person trying to beat a train! How lucky the driver was not hurt...except in the pocketbook next time the insurance bill arrives.

Memphis MOJO said...

Train > man in truck.

What's do this symbol mean? Man messed with a train (a train!) and lost. Don't mess with a train.

Randy said...

Nice shots, lucky driver.

Rob said...

Never seen train tracks in the center of a paved road. Never argue with a train, they will always win.

JM said...

Glad about the happy end.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson