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Shocking Dashcam Video Shows Moment a Van is Torn in Half by Train

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Newly obtained dash cam footage has captured the harrowing moment when an Amazon delivery van was severed in two by an oncoming train.

The incident, which occurred in November 2021, has only come to light this week after TMZ released the startling video.

Amazon delivery driver Alexander Evans was behind the wheel when the back half of his van was violently torn off by an Amtrak train at River Valley Road in Ixonia.

“Preliminary investigation at the scene indicated that the vehicle was heading northbound on River Valley Road when it attempted to cross the tracks. An Amtrak train was heading eastbound and struck the vehicle while it was crossing the tracks,” stated the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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Evans, who is deaf in one ear, recounted the moment of terror, admitting he didn’t hear the train until it was too late.

“Literally, it was like one long beep, horn from the train, and I put my foot on the gas, kind of like trying. I don’t know how far I’m going to get away from him,” Evans told WISN.

Despite the severity of the collision, Evans miraculously escaped without injuries.

However, concerns have been raised regarding the safety measures at the railroad crossing.

According to WISN, there were no warning lights or signals in place to alert drivers of oncoming trains.

The alarming incident serves as a stark reminder of the dangers posed by railway crossings and the critical need for enhanced safety measures to prevent similar tragedies in the future.

Watch the dash cam video reshared on SA Trucker App by Unbelievable here.

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