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WELLINGTON, Utah — Two men, who were in a semi truck when it was hit by an oncoming train, are lucky to have escaped with no reported injuries. James Wood, a construction worker on his lunch break, caught a video of the train smashing into the semi.

Woods said he was thinking of his four-year-old son when he pulled out his iPhone and started recording a passing freight train.

“My son has a fascination with trains, so I went to take video of the train for him,” Wood said.

But he never expected to see what happened next.

“It was surreal,” he said. “It was like a scene out of a movie almost.”

Wood, himself in shock, ran to the truck expecting both men in the truck to be dead.

“He got out of the truck and I said, ‘Are you alright?’ And he said,

‘Yeah, I’m fine,” and I said, ‘Dude, you are the luckiest man alive
right now,’” Wood said.

Posted by Gordon, Elias & Seely, a FELA lawyer and Utah railroad injury lawyer who publishes train accidents and FELA legal news from across the United States.

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