Friday, July 24, 2015
Stretch Limo vs. Train
This video demonstrates how long it takes a loaded train to stop once the brakes are applied. Yeah, about a mile, and the train wasn’t even going fast. Some accidents can’t be avoided, but you never mess with a train. It also highlights what a dumb design a stretch really is.
The accident occurred last week in Ellkhart County, Indiana. A bunch of teenagers were in a limousine to celebrate a birthday. They all got out as soon as the vehicle became stuck on the tracks, and no one was injured in the crash. You can see the aftermath in a video by the local sheriff’s department. The limo came out better than I would have expected, but like I said, the train wasn’t going all that fast. (via Metafilter)