Heart-stopping near miss with train in California caught on video

Feet don't fail me now.

In Redwood City, Calif., a lucky pedestrian barely escaped with his life when he scampered across some train tracks a split second before a train zipped by at a high speed.

In an incident captured on surveillance video, a group of people run across the tracks that commuter trains were active on, even though the guard rails were down.

After they pass, a man hesitates for a second before jogging across the tracks, avoiding getting hit by mere inches by a speeding locomotive that can be heard blaring its horn.

Caltrain says incidents like this throw the whole system into a slowdown as near misses have to be investigated.


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