Video: Man narrowly escapes being hit by runaway freight train
Throwback to one of the more dramatic logistics videos of the year, when five carriages were uncoupled by accident from a freight train in Mexico, causing them, along with a chemical tanker, to careen out of control for several kilometres through the city of San Juan del Rio.
See the video below:
As the chemical tanker barrels down the track, the video shows a man in a white shirt narrowly avoid being hit by the carriage, which is quickly followed by several out of control freight cars.
Two cars further down the track aren’t as lucky as the tanker crashes into them at an intersection.
One man was killed when the trains eventually derailed further down the track, while three people in the impacted vehicles suffered injuries, according to Secretary of Municipal Public Security, Arturo Calvario Ramírez.
"The train belonging to Kansas City was making maneuvers at the height of the Kimberly Clark Factory, by accident or omission, 6 cars were uncoupled, 5 of them were empty and one tank was full of some whitish liquid,” he said.
The incident occurred in September.