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12 Insane Close Calls That Nearly Destroyed People

Life is a series of close calls. Yours might be almost having spilled your coffee this morning. For these people it was almost getting hit by a train. Oh, quick reminder, look both ways before crossing the street. Don't save the looking for when you're halfway through. These could have been some real doozies. For more, here are some close calls where people escaped ruin by moments.

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Via SNCRwy
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As funny as it is to see a guy be this excited about a train, it's also really nice to see someone who's genuinely brimming with childlike glee over something that they're genuinely interested in. When was the last time you freaked out on video over anything? Go forth and be free, like Excited Train Guy.

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There's nothing better than watching someone just get destroyed in slow motion. Add to that trains, someone trying to film something on their phone, and a shit ton of snow. 

That's what this video is, just a total douching of snow. Like do you think this is worth the instagram video:

Via oognetpl
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This happened at a busy intersection in the heart of Warsaw. There was a miscommunication by train operators resulting in pretty much the least exciting collision possible.

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From the YouTube description:

We were sitting at a train track today on our way from West Monroe, LA to Memphis when we notice a tractor trailer with a crane stuck on the train tracks. Then the train crossing lights came on and I grabbed the camera as the train smashed into the crane. We are getting a lot of comments about how we should have called 911 instead of filming. There was no need as we were sitting right in front of the police station. Believe me, they heard the crash and came running out. By the time we were able to go around the train and get to the other side, the police were over there and the driver of the truck was there as well. He is fine but we understand that the train engineers were in pretty bad shape. The thoughts and prayers of David's Garden Seeds And Products are with them. We pray that God will heal them. At the time of the crash, we were in shock and I had no idea what had come out of my mouth until I played the video back....you just don't know how you will react to tragedy that unfolds right before your eyes until it happens. I did not shoot this with a Smart Phone. I shot it with a Flip camera.

Via 209Stun34
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WARNING: Not surprisingly, some language in this video.

Luckily no one was hurt from this encounter, as the truck driver was able to leave his vehicle long before the train arrived. Fun fact: Those are Nutrigrain bars going all over the place.