Women run over by train, survive
By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Jul 30, 2014
Scary moments for two women, and the engineer of an Indiana Rail Road Company freight train, were caught by a camera mounted on the train. (Watch the dramatic video below.)
The women, who were trespassing on railroad tracks in southern Indiana, managed to narrowly escape death July 10.
As ABC News reports, “When the train engineer spotted the women in the middle of a 500-foot-long bridge known as Shuffle Creek Trestle, the engineer immediately applied an emergency brake and repeatedly sounded the horn. At first, the two women try to outrun the 14,000-ton freight train but when they realize it is catching up too fast, one woman lies down in the middle of the tracks. The other woman runs off to the edge of the 80-foot-tall bridge as if to contemplate jumping off, then runs back into the middle of the tracks just as the train catches up with them.”
ABC reports, “By the time the train came to a stop it was past the bridge, running over the women in the process, authorities said. Assuming the incident had been fatal for the two women, the engineer notified the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, only to realize that the women had survived and escaped to a nearby vehicle, fleeing the scene.”
“The women have been identified by law enforcement,” according to ABC, “and the incident is now considered a criminal matter.”