A California commuter is lucky to be alive today after playing chicken a bit with a fast-moving train.
The official CalTrain Twitter account posted the video along with the message “Ever seen a ‘near miss?’ This is what it looks like.”
The transportation authority’s blog post describes the incident: “At about the 1:00 mark, a group of people try to make it across the tracks, against a flashing crossing gate in the down position with an express train quickly approaching. One man is lucky he made it home that day. Don’t Shortcut Life.”
Some additional slow downs of the video are here: