Thanks to the intrepid work of Austin Broderick, a 15-year-old boy driving with his dad in Florida, we now have the following video. They came across a truck stalled in the middle of a train crossing, and when it became clear that the train was inevitably going to collide with the truck, Austin immediately began filming. (FYI, everyone involved in the accident is safe, and the Brodericks ensured that the truck driver was out of harm’s way before they began filming.) From the Orlando Sentinel:
Anticipating what was about to happen, they jumped back in the car and Dean Broderick put the car in reverse to get away in case of an explosion. Austin pulled out his smartphone and began filming. Seconds later, the 130-car freight train smashed into the truck.
“Well, that semi’s about to get hit by a train and the train ain’t gonna stop,” Austin, who just finished his freshman year at Wildwood Middle High School, says on the video.
Austin said he had mixed emotions about witnessing the crash.
“I was kind of worried about the driver, but I was kind of excited because I’d never seen something like this happen,” he said.
And what happened…was ENDLESS WATERMELON JOY.
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