In Indiana, a video camera caught the frightening dilemma of how two women narrowly escape death from a train that showed up on the tracks behind them as they were walking along an 80 foot high railroad bridge in the Hoosier state. In order to save themselves, the two females laid down on the tracks and the train ran over them. In doing so, they ended up surviving the event on July 10. It happened right before sunrise on a bridge that is located just to the northeast of Bloomington. Police are now looking at the video and considering possible criminal charges.
The engineer of the 100 car, 14,000-ton coal train triggered its emergency brakes when he noticed the two women, who, by this time, had started to run. Indiana Railroad spokesperson Eric Powell watched the video and said that the females were at first frankly running for their lives.
The women had very few choices as to what to do besides run. If they had jumped off the railroad tracks, they would have been either seriously injured or killed. As was stated above, when the train engineer saw the two women in the middle of the bridge, which is named Shuffle Creek Trestle, he immediately applied the emergency brake and blasted the train horn.
However, one of the women stopped running and suddenly laid flat between the tracks while the other staggered and then did the very same. Powell stated that the train engineer believed he had killed both women. He added that the fact they were able to live through what they did was basically a miracle.
Below is a copy of the video of the women on the bridge that the police have been reviewing:
Indiana State Police explained that the women have both been identified but their names have not been revealed to the public. Train personnel noticed the two of them drive away after they climbed down from the bridge and took down the car’s license plate number.
The Monroe County Deputy Prosecutor told the media that Indiana Railroad officials handed over the video evidence and licence plate number to the Monroe County Sheriff’s department and the office is looking over the event and will decide if there is going to be any criminal charges filed. The prosecutor explained that until that time it would be unsuitable for prosecutors to give any comments about the case.
Powell explained that individuals sometimes trail a path up to the railroad bridge and trespass on it. He added that it is a dangerous thing to do but it is easy for people to climb up on the railroad tracks and stroll on the bridge.
In Indiana, a video camera caught the frightening dilemma of two women as a train came up behind them as they were walking along an 80 foot high railroad bridge in the Hoosier state. The two females laid down on the tracks and the train ran over them. Regardless they ended up surviving the event on July 10. It happened right before sunrise on a bridge that is located just to the northeast of Bloomington, Indiana. Police are now looking at the video and considering possible criminal charges.
By Kimberly Ruble