With 3 Seconds Until Impact, Train Driver Plays the Hero

He ran through train to warn passengers
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2016 8:57 AM CDT

A train operator had just three seconds to react when he noticed his passenger train was about to crash into a truck partially blocking the track ahead near Wagrowiec, Poland. He apparently used the time wisely: In what is being called a heroic move, security footage shows the driver sprinting through the train car, telling passengers to get down before bracing for the crash himself.

NBC News reports a wooden beam apparently broke through a window near where passengers were sitting moments before the crash and glass rained down. But thanks to the warning, no one was badly injured, reports the BBC. Gizmodo reports the train was traveling at about 62mph and wouldn't have been able to stop in time to avoid the crash. It isn't clear why the truck was on the tracks. (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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