POZNAN, Poland – A train engineer’s quick reaction is being credited with saving hundreds of lives when seconds counted.
On April 19, a train was headed to Poznan, Poland when the engineer spotted a truck stuck along the path.
Immediately, he pulled the emergency brake, but the train wasn’t slowing fast enough.
As the train barreled toward the truck at 68 miles per hour, he left the cabin and ran through the passenger cars, yelling for everyone to get down.
Investigators say he only had three second to warn the 100 passengers on board before the collision.
The train company says his behavior was “exemplary.”
Many of the train’s windows were shattered by debris.
Fortunately, no one was injured.