September 26, 2011


A driver in Argentina has been given a second chance at life after narrowly escaping death when his van was hit by a train.

The driver jumped the gates at a level crossing and was hit by the oncoming train. Cameras fitted to the train showed the accident and shows the van being shunted along the tracks.

The man has been detained by authorities after he was given the all clear for injuries.

This was the second incident to take place in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires, when a city bus was hit by a passenger train, unfortunately this led to the death of 11 people, with hundred injured.

The City is now looking into the effectiveness of the railway gates however, it must be said that all drivers have a sense of responsibility and should approach all junctions and crossing with care.

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