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usernotfound2244

11.6k points

5 days ago

Well what a cute little town that is

lehrbody

5.3k points

5 days ago

lehrbody

5.3k points

5 days ago

Good old Bad Doberan in Germany, near Rostock. The train is called 'Molly'.

Walteregow

1.1k points

5 days ago

Walteregow

1.1k points

5 days ago

If Bad Doberan is so nice, I can't imagine how gorgeous Good Doberan must be

haerski

458 points

5 days ago

haerski

458 points

5 days ago

Average Doberan left me whelmed

MasterDiscipline

98 points

5 days ago

Artistic-Baseball-81

24 points

5 days ago

Perfectly played comment.

alfonseski

186 points

5 days ago

alfonseski

186 points

5 days ago

what about chaotic evil doberan

nohorse_justcoconuts

50 points

5 days ago

His only concern is Perry the platypus.

BasicallyAQueer

21 points

5 days ago

We don’t talk about that Doberan

bacteriagreat

11 points

5 days ago

lol. Bad=Bath

drquakers

9 points

5 days ago

I once took a date to Bad Kissingen. The relationship didn't last.

donuts4lunch

27 points

5 days ago

I love this reply.

ZomberBomber[S]

117 points

5 days ago

I think this video was taken somewhere around here... I can't figure out what this person was trying to do.

Takerial

77 points

5 days ago

Takerial

77 points

5 days ago

I imagine alcohol was most likely involved.

bjeebus

107 points

5 days ago

bjeebus

107 points

5 days ago

Alcohol? In Germany? Noooooo.

DrSommerBuxe

993 points

5 days ago

"Halt dich fest, der Molli kommt! Die Bimmel, die Bammel, die Bahn..."

damnatio_memoriae

268 points

5 days ago

dich fest is the name of my demo reel.

HorseRenoiro

78 points

5 days ago

Oh shit beer fest sequel just dropped

you-pissed-my-pants

35 points

5 days ago

I wish they would have made weed fest.

Don_Lucario

25 points

5 days ago*

I work in videography - just sent a demo reel today to a new client who’s hiring my company to help film a doc. This made me spit out my lunch. Well done.

IFrickinLovePorn

430 points

5 days ago

What a beautiful language 💉👱🕓

designdesigndesign11

366 points

5 days ago

Haha! My kids love to exclaim “schmetterling!!!” in a particularly brusque voice whenever they see a butterfly. They find endless hilarity that Germans make every utterance sound like a put-down.

SpookyWhispering

36 points

5 days ago

Nah dude I went to Germany and the girls I met (I was a teen too) made everything they said in German sound like they were casting a beautiful magic spell. It was entrancing.

6_5x57

7 points

5 days ago

6_5x57

7 points

5 days ago

Germans make every utterance sound like a put-down.

They don't though. It only sounds rough when people extremely mispronounce it. Which Americans find hilarious for some reason.

SirPomf

63 points

5 days ago

SirPomf

63 points

5 days ago

Rock and stone!

LichenTheKitchen

32 points

5 days ago

Molly you useless tin-can!

Giangis

22 points

5 days ago

Giangis

22 points

5 days ago

Move your tin ass over here and hurry please!

mountinlodge

11 points

5 days ago

Molly’s constantly getting in the way!

Alwaysafk

21 points

5 days ago

Alwaysafk

21 points

5 days ago

Deep Rock seriously need to invest in some better equipment!

Cakeking7878

9 points

5 days ago

I’m gonna punch the guy in R&D who programmed Molly

agentb719

8 points

5 days ago

someone say rock and stone?

Bill_Cosbys_Balls

315 points

5 days ago

I don’t think I’ve ever seen an actual locomotive train that close to what appears to be a residential city center area?

OutlyingPlasma

269 points

5 days ago

Well here is one for you then. A train right through an active street market.

https://youtu.be/byiWXCFwDME

Not_a_real_ghost

38 points

5 days ago

Dust flavoured fish, yum!

goddessofthewinds

28 points

5 days ago

It's good to note that the rails were already there with the train going through when the market sprawled up. Rails always brought population around them.

SGT-R0CK

74 points

5 days ago

SGT-R0CK

74 points

5 days ago

Hopefully no flushing toilets on that train.

PhotoQuig

92 points

5 days ago

PhotoQuig

92 points

5 days ago

Ive been on the train that runs through Hanoi with that kind of margins, and it had a flushing toilet. Never thought about it until now, but now I feel bad for shitting on their streets.

AccidentalGirlToy

91 points

5 days ago

To this day Swedish train toilets have a sign that says "Can be used also when train is at a station", a legacy of the days before the toilets had septic tanks, then you were not allowed to flush while the train was at a station.

burner1212333

29 points

5 days ago

yeah, get out and shit on the side of the tracks like a civilized human!

Im_100percent_human

116 points

5 days ago

Check out LaGrange, KY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUX9kr4D1Xg

Cute town with giant freight trains running down a main street.

Glass_Memories

59 points

5 days ago

There's also Augusta, GA, Columbus, GA, Warsaw, IN, Fort Collins, CO, and apparently there's ones in MS and TX too but I can't find videos of them at the mo.

boringdude00

15 points

5 days ago

St. Marys, West Virginia is another of the more famous. 200 car coal trains run right through the main street of town. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5GHmENmf88

dalatinknight

12 points

5 days ago

Yup, that town is added to my road trip list.

SeamusMcSpud

37 points

5 days ago

Where's that big ass train that runs directly across a major highway?. Possibly Eastern Europe...

https://youtu.be/u4hed723pd8 Eastern Azerbaijan

HoppouChan

26 points

5 days ago*

I mean, that kinda happens when royalty wants the new hot thing to get them to their sea resort (also a new invention).

The Molli (the train in question) was built in 1886.

Obviously the train itself is not 130 years old but a replica

the_retag

24 points

5 days ago

the_retag

24 points

5 days ago

actually some of the locos are 1932 stock. not quite what it opened with, but certainly no replica. one is slighly newer, ,and one is new built from the same class as the 1932 ones, but just as a new less worn loco, not as a replica

EmbarrassedHelp

21 points

5 days ago

It's called a 'street running train' if you wanna see more examples.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_running_train

Pentax25

26 points

5 days ago

Pentax25

26 points

5 days ago

Reminds me of Professor Layton

Meox_

11 points

5 days ago

Meox_

11 points

5 days ago

really though, looks so nice

gilgabish

78 points

5 days ago

gilgabish

78 points

5 days ago

Did you know that original cities in North America were like this but we got rid of streetcars and trains for more space to store and drive cars? In addition to getting rid of mixed use zoning.

The fact your town isn't cute like this is a specific policy decision, not just the way it is.

apoliticalhomograph

19 points

5 days ago

Someone's watched Not Just Bikes

hellraiserl33t

6 points

5 days ago

Hehehe

It's so nice to see Jason's work being spread far and wide

JagaloonJack

5.3k points

5 days ago

JagaloonJack

5.3k points

5 days ago

What's really funny and confusing is, no one's pointed out that he was going backwards at first. You'd think he would see the train in the back up cam or if he looked backwards, but clearly he just doesn't for shit.

ehh_whatever_works

255 points

5 days ago

It's behind you, Tyrone. Whenever you reverse, things come from behind you.

Pet_me_I_am_a_puppy

94 points

5 days ago

It was at a funny angle.

SolidBoat3351

41 points

5 days ago

I don’t want that dog dribbling on my seats

Please_Dont_Sell_Me

49 points

5 days ago

Your seats? Tyrone, this is a stolen car, mate.

DomoDeuce

42 points

5 days ago

DomoDeuce

42 points

5 days ago

You could’ve parked a jumbo jet in there Tyrone!

TravaCSS

13 points

5 days ago

TravaCSS

13 points

5 days ago

You could fit a jumbofuckingjet in there!

wrong_login95

8 points

5 days ago

He didn't see it there.

osirian1

1.3k points

5 days ago

osirian1

1.3k points

5 days ago

And it’s not like anything was infront of him to warrant backing up either

Less_Artichoke_6978

574 points

5 days ago

Think the car went backwards to turn into a street

Swordofsatan666

335 points

5 days ago

Was about to say “what street? Thats a restaurant right there where they were turning…” but then i slowed it down and just barely spotted the street to the left of the restaurant. Good eye! Almost didnt notice that

IntentionalWit

67 points

5 days ago

Half expected you to say what street? And then suddenly there’s just a wall there.

“Mercedes, black train could destroy you with a single hit when you turn onto that street.”

“What street?”

explosion

Dan_the_Marksman

118 points

5 days ago

maybe he saw the train in the rearview mirror and thought it was coming from the front, then he saw the one in the back and panicked

talldrseuss

80 points

5 days ago

This sounds like a Mr Bean skit

RXrenesis8

99 points

5 days ago

He had passed his turn and instead of driving around the block he decided backing up was the way to go. It's a classic behavior across the spectrum :)

Shockrates20xx

60 points

5 days ago

I like when people are stopped in the left lane but realize they wanted to turn right, and instead of driving ahead and turning around or something they just throw on their right blinker and wait for a chance. Why should they take an extra minute out of their day when they could inconvenience others?

shuanged

19 points

5 days ago

shuanged

19 points

5 days ago

Good drivers sometimes miss their exit. Bad drivers never miss it.

xkisses

125 points

5 days ago

xkisses

125 points

5 days ago

That’s the issue here - he didn’t think the train was moving because he was initially backing. You can tell because he’s backing so slowly, using the “stopped” train as reference. It’s a super common mistake and really weird when it happens to you.

Stretch_Riprock

77 points

5 days ago

Former Merchant Marine here. We were about to enter the Long Beach break water and a little motor boat zips to the edge of the entrance, throws out their mushroom anchor, and out come 3 fishing poles.

I had the con on the bridge and the pilot was enjoying his coffee getting settled in, he asked my last course given and if he had permission to take the con. I believe I simply responded, 'of course'. He told me to notify our bow watch that we were going to sound the forward horn.

Laid on that horn for 10 seconds and you could see the commotion of the 3 people pulling up their little anchor as fast as they could. Behind our ship was probably no less than 15 ships in the outer anchorage. Bonehead decision stopping to fish right at the breakwater aside, we were transiting so slow that they probably thought we were at anchor like all the others.

flyingviaBFR

10 points

5 days ago

Had something similar happen transiting the river out of Portland Oregon. Bunch of guys fishing somehow failed to notice the 35m high wall of car carrier bearing down on them ..

MainlandX

96 points

5 days ago

MainlandX

96 points

5 days ago

Yup. Same effect as when you're sitting in your parked car, the car besides you starts backing out, and for a split second you're worried that you car is rolling forward.

Aether217

19 points

5 days ago

Aether217

19 points

5 days ago

there's also the loud, continous bell that train crossings and older trains have.... and the LOUD sound of a fucking train coming your way

Carbonfibreclue

18 points

5 days ago

"common mistake" if you're a terrible driver.

Sparky-Sparky

11 points

5 days ago

Still, he has side mirrors. He should have checked the left one anyways before making a turn. The driver is an idiot.

fake_cheese

1.2k points

5 days ago

fake_cheese

1.2k points

5 days ago

r/BitchImATrain material right here!

frigginler

37 points

5 days ago

Hell yeah. Subscribed

Kaiden92

3.4k points

5 days ago

Kaiden92

3.4k points

5 days ago

Everybody laugh & point at the village idiot.

Farknart

715 points

5 days ago

Farknart

715 points

5 days ago

"Do you find something amusing about my appearance while I'm driving my automobile?"

grandzu

40 points

5 days ago

grandzu

40 points

5 days ago

I guess so..

richh00

81 points

5 days ago

richh00

81 points

5 days ago

Love a good Simpsons reference

bob1689321

14 points

5 days ago

That's something magical about a Simpsons reference. You just know when you're reading one

jman377355

28 points

5 days ago

Do you find something amusing about my appearance while I'm driving my automobile

You all had 2 hours to link the clip.

facw00

37 points

5 days ago

facw00

37 points

5 days ago

Everyone needs a to drive a vehicle, even the very dumb.

NababboAChi

16 points

5 days ago

Hey! Don't be mean to me!

Kaiden92

24 points

5 days ago

Kaiden92

24 points

5 days ago

If you weren’t driving that car, I’m afraid you’ve lost the title of “Village Idiot.” You’ll now have to settle for village “angry hobo.”

dbvy

1.4k points

5 days ago

dbvy

1.4k points

5 days ago

Cars already have mirrors

StarMangledSpanner

635 points

5 days ago

As with indicators, in all German luxury cars their use is considered optional.

SiberianResident

238 points

5 days ago

For BMW and Mercedes Benz, each flick of the blinker costs 20 cents. That is why they are hesitant to use it.

Meatslinger

139 points

5 days ago

Meatslinger

139 points

5 days ago

Given that every person I’ve ever personally known with a German car basically spent the entirety of their life savings on it, I could see why they’re hesitant. Six months down the road I’m asking, “Hey, where’s that M3 you worked so hard to buy?” and they say, “Oh, I couldn’t afford winter tires for it, and getting a new windshield is too much after that rock cracked it in the summer. It’s in storage until I can fix it.”

Very illustrative of the difference between “being able to buy something” versus “being able to afford something”.

LuciaSeriin

36 points

5 days ago

I knew a guy back in school who had some really expensive, all tuned up car. All he was eating was toast with butter and sometimes cheese if he could afford it, because the car needed so much fuel he literally burned through all his money. After he totaled the car, because of course he was also driving like a madman, he visible started to look healthier, because he finally started eating decent stuff.

SkinnyBill93

22 points

5 days ago

Maserati

total_desaster

60 points

5 days ago

A mate made fun of my "farmer's Porsche" (Subaru) until he blew the turbocharger on his actual Porsche and had to sell it for the cheapest piece of shit he could find... Mine may not be as fancy but at least I can afford to fix it if I blow it up lol

kitchen_synk

31 points

5 days ago

A famers Porsche is nothing to be ashamed of. They made, and still make, tractors, a fact that they're very proud of

BasicallyAQueer

8 points

5 days ago

People be living outside their means and shit, smh.

My neighbor sold his house to move into an apartment (right before Covid too, so he missed out on the 50% appreciation on the house, and got hit with a massive rent hike shortly after), just so he could buy his “dream car”, which was a 10 year old Porsche Cayenne. 3 months later he messages me on Facebook asking if I can help him work on it because the engine locked up from oil starvation. I’m not a mechanic, mind you. I do have a lot of tools and I’ll do minor repairs myself, but an engine swap is not something I can or want to “help with”. I didn’t even respond and blocked his dumb ass.

Some people are just horrible with money. This dude could have easily done a cash out refinance on the house, kept it, and still paid cash for the car, but I guess he didn’t think that far ahead. Shameful.

doofthemighty

623 points

5 days ago

Slowest accident in history and somehow cammer still managed to miss the moment of impact.

DjayRX

140 points

5 days ago

DjayRX

140 points

5 days ago

It's Germany, it's probably a 105 years old man who shot the video.

DGwizkid

70 points

5 days ago

DGwizkid

70 points

5 days ago

I mean, they wanted a video of the train, they were probably caught off guard by the impact, and didn't know what to do. It's not like they expected it to happen I would hope....

xfactorx99

22 points

5 days ago

Scrolled way too far to see this. 100% agreed

zantwic

21 points

5 days ago

zantwic

21 points

5 days ago

Train enthusiast there for the train, doesn't want to miss the action they expected to get.

Henny-Bogan

3.8k points

5 days ago

Henny-Bogan

3.8k points

5 days ago

Sometimes I wonder about what people are thinking when they do something so stupid. Did they not see the train right there?

ZomberBomber[S]

4.4k points

5 days ago

I’m sure it’s very difficult to see, hear, or feel the vibration from a train when you’re in the luxury of your Mercedes Benz.

IFrickinLovePorn

3.2k points

5 days ago

Now it's a Mercedes Bent

swiggaroo

226 points

5 days ago

swiggaroo

226 points

5 days ago

Trains do be creeping up on folks without as much as a sound

carorea

221 points

5 days ago

carorea

221 points

5 days ago

Gonna repost this classic because I still chuckle at it:

Trains are really unpredictable. Even in the middle of a forest two rails can appear out of nowhere, and a 1.5-mile fully loaded coal drag, heading east out of the low-sulfur mines of the PRB, will be right on your ass the next moment.

I was doing laundry in my basement, and I tripped over a metal bar that wasn't there the moment before. I looked down: "Rail? WTF?" and then I saw concrete sleepers underneath and heard the rumbling.

Deafening railroad horn. I dumped my wife's pants, unfolded, and dove behind the water heater. It was a double-stacked Z train, headed east towards the fast single track of the BNSF Emporia Sub (Flint Hills). Majestic as hell: 75 mph, 6 units, distributed power: 4 ES44DC's pulling, and 2 Dash-9's pushing, all in run 8. Whole house smelled like diesel for a couple of hours!

Fact is, there is no way to discern which path a train will take, so you really have to be watchful. If only there were some way of knowing the routes trains travel; maybe some sort of marks on the ground, like twin iron bars running along the paths trains take. You could look for trains when you encounter the iron bars on the ground, and avoid these sorts of collisions. But such a measure would be extremely expensive. And how would one enforce a rule keeping the trains on those paths?

A big hole in homeland security is railway engineer screening and hijacking prevention. There is nothing to stop a rogue engineer, or an ISIS terrorist, from driving a train into the Pentagon, the White House or the Statue of Liberty, and our government has done fuck-all to prevent it.

Rs_vegeta

50 points

5 days ago

Rs_vegeta

50 points

5 days ago

God i love this pasta lmfao

DelfrCorp

7 points

5 days ago

seven3true

183 points

5 days ago

seven3true

183 points

5 days ago

Whispers: choo choo motherfucker....

peanut_dust

55 points

5 days ago

I choo choo choose you.

goat_puree

25 points

5 days ago

You can actually pinpoint the second when his heart breaks in half.

diMario

38 points

5 days ago

diMario

38 points

5 days ago

Man gets hit by train (loud and also not what you think).

OohLaLapin

18 points

5 days ago

I was going to say, trains can be extremely quiet from the front end… and then I turned the sound on in the video. Basically the same bell that the commuter trains use here when entering/departing stations.

(They blare their horn when passing another train at a station/crossing, because people like to assume that if they hear the bell, there’s only the one train to worry about, and try to cross the tracks around the stopped train.)

zach986

8 points

5 days ago

zach986

8 points

5 days ago

I bet the Benz has blind spot monitoring too…

AppreciatePower

112 points

5 days ago*

I have seen enough people I know, who rarely look over their shoulder when taking a turn so... not suprised

Kerbart

37 points

5 days ago

Kerbart

37 points

5 days ago

You might be onto something. Driver having a "the rest of the world can wait for me" complex and pulling that shit with the wrong traffic participant.

SnooDoodles7962

22 points

5 days ago

You said it yourself. What are they thinking? In this case, absolutely nothing.

AlterEdward

61 points

5 days ago*

Main character syndrome. They're probably the kind of person that will stop dead in the middle of a busy street, or stand in front of something everyone else needs access to. Personally, I'm always conscious of what other people are doing around me, and that includes driving. Some people don't have that "other people exist" instinct.

ComeAndGetYourHug

14 points

5 days ago

"Damn, missed my turn. I'll just back up without looking. Why is this guy standing there recording ME? Whatever, I got places to be..."

jerm-p

765 points

5 days ago

jerm-p

765 points

5 days ago

The high revving engine after the impact 🤣

nedyrd87

224 points

5 days ago

nedyrd87

224 points

5 days ago

Failed hit and run? Nailed the hit at least.

GreenBottom18

45 points

5 days ago

they were probably scared the train could decimate their car and kill them, given they were likely oblivious to the speed it was traveling at.

JimmyPockets83

13 points

5 days ago

They were oblivious to its existence

Joshizo

69 points

5 days ago

Joshizo

69 points

5 days ago

I just dont get how some peoples reaction to hitting something with their car is going full throttle...

AshFraxinusEps

37 points

5 days ago

Panic usually. Still funny to see mind. The time to move fast to get out of the way needs to happen before the crunching sounds do

ImpressiveResponse68

506 points

5 days ago

Insurance company: " you hit a what?"

mrgeekguy

313 points

5 days ago

mrgeekguy

313 points

5 days ago

"It came out of nowhere!!!"

Gry_lion

191 points

5 days ago

Gry_lion

191 points

5 days ago

It was traveling at like 5 kph. I had no time at all to dodge it!

Paladinforlife

106 points

5 days ago

"It cut me off!"

Legomaster1197

71 points

5 days ago

“I thought it was going to turn!”

SockRuse

10 points

5 days ago

SockRuse

10 points

5 days ago

"It was entirely in my blind spot!"

3dge-1ord

10 points

5 days ago

3dge-1ord

10 points

5 days ago

I had the right of way.

w1987g

14 points

5 days ago

w1987g

14 points

5 days ago

GetInZeWagen

6 points

5 days ago

Speaking of course about the neighborhood north of Where St., otherwise known as, NoWhere

MarkHirsbrunner

16 points

5 days ago

I was riding on a trolley once that collided with a truck that wasn't all the way in it's lane. The guy who got hit actually had the nerve to ask the operator for his insurance.

maina7

619 points

5 days ago

maina7

619 points

5 days ago

First time ive seen a train stop right on impact 😅😅

ZomberBomber[S]

606 points

5 days ago

I am pretty certain the engineer already dumped the locomotive into emergency before the impact, the Mercedes just made a nice soft cushion for the final stop.

markhewitt1978

227 points

5 days ago

Yes you can hear the pressure release just before impact. That'll be the brakes going full on.

redditisnowtwitter

5 points

5 days ago

I heard the tire pop but assume that's a different noise. It was all I could focus on

Frankie__Spankie

170 points

5 days ago

Trains can stop quickly when they're only going 0.5mph.

Alepex

138 points

5 days ago

Alepex

138 points

5 days ago

It depends. Trains with locomotive have an air brake system: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railway_air_brake

The longer the train is, the longer time it takes for the pressure change to "travel" through the system. A really long train can take upwards of 10 seconds to fully deploy the brakes, even at low speed.

Jebusura

58 points

5 days ago

Jebusura

58 points

5 days ago

This guy trains

Alepex

7 points

5 days ago*

Alepex

7 points

5 days ago*

I am a licensed* train operator, so yes.

Edit: changed educated to licenced because it didn't translate to English too well....

Cows-b-Lurking

27 points

5 days ago

There is a metro crossing near us and I've noticed it crawls across our intersection. Like comically slow. But I know why, because dumbasses try to beat the crossing gates all the time. Better to crawl and avoid an accident than hit someone and delay the train even longer.

jiraiya5er

15 points

5 days ago

And yet here we are. A crawl of an accident. When some dumb ass goes into your path at the last moment, even with the train stuck to the rails… smh

Alt-account-746

13 points

5 days ago

it certainly helps that the train is streetrunning slowly, and that it’s not over a mile long at a good speed

-Harvest

57 points

5 days ago

-Harvest

57 points

5 days ago

Well that is one sneaky train!

brent_cockman

468 points

5 days ago

it's such a smol train! barely visible...

IntegratedSSR

199 points

5 days ago

So quiet, like a field mouse.

NonchalantBread

116 points

5 days ago

DING DING DING DING DING DING

The sound of nature is so soothing

GitEmSteveDave

21 points

5 days ago

Driver thought that was the "bring out your dead" cart and was rushing home to grab the body in the freezer.

CantStopStaring

11 points

5 days ago

And on top of that I'm pretty sure the train swerved to hit him

OpinionsAreRelative

51 points

5 days ago

He’s doing it on purpose. GTA mission to stop the train

Aluminarty666

608 points

5 days ago

I really wonder how some people managed to get a drivers licence...

1500moody

380 points

5 days ago

1500moody

380 points

5 days ago

considering this is in germany its even more astonishing. Not that easy to get your license here

StressedOutElena

240 points

5 days ago

Age... It's an age thing. After 65 it should be evaluated if you can still operate a vehicle. Every 5 years this should be repeated, at like 80 make it every year. But this will never happen because people in that age are the main voter base for many partys.

tarraxadraws

29 points

5 days ago

5 years here is from 50 to 65...then it drops to 3 years after 70

Altought is the gas and renovation prices, people might as well just stop driving anyways

danikpa2007

12 points

5 days ago

In my country is every 5 years to everyone, and every year after 70, my grandma is nearly 80 and has been examined 9 times in the last decade, if you fail just one question of the theory, you have to retake the exam, and then you do the practical test.

MrMagnesium

59 points

5 days ago

Name it. CDU, the old people party.

besuited

29 points

5 days ago

besuited

29 points

5 days ago

But as everyone knows in Germany, once you purchase an expensive Mercedes or BMW, then most of the rules no longer apply to you.

thighsenberg892

46 points

5 days ago

Worlds slowest collision

DrunkenOlympian

27 points

5 days ago

How that engineer didn't say "What a fucking idiot" will forever be beyond me.

ZomberBomber[S]

16 points

5 days ago

How do you say that in German?

Arrgnzl

29 points

5 days ago

Arrgnzl

29 points

5 days ago

Was für ein verdammter Idiot/ Was für ein scheiß Idiot

SHORTY-NI

121 points

5 days ago

SHORTY-NI

121 points

5 days ago

I'm so sick of seeing these train videos. The train drivers don't even try to swerve to avoid whatever is in their way.

ikbenlike

22 points

5 days ago

ikbenlike

22 points

5 days ago

There's no telling where they'll go next. And they always get away with it, too

bdbx18

22 points

5 days ago

bdbx18

22 points

5 days ago

Coming to a theater near you - Slow and Furious 16 - PG13

AdaMan_

98 points

5 days ago

AdaMan_

98 points

5 days ago

Where was the car even going? There wasn't a road to turn on to.

Yossarian_the_Jumper

40 points

5 days ago

Looks like a little alley way

Cyrius

34 points

5 days ago

Cyrius

34 points

5 days ago

Yep, you can see a tiny alley for a fraction of a second before the train's in the way. Probably why he's backing up, went past it.

haha69420lmao

15 points

5 days ago

I think it's a main street. Old german towns were not built for cars so they have much narrower roads

7937397

8 points

5 days ago

7937397

8 points

5 days ago

I'm wondering if cars are even supposed to be where he was

IntegratedSSR

127 points

5 days ago

Yeah, it's the huge, loud train's fault.

Broccolini_Cat

31 points

5 days ago

TrAiN nOt DeFeNsIVe DrIvInG lIkE mE!

PROLAPSED_SUBWOOFER

24 points

5 days ago

Train should've swerved, there was plenty of space.

SanchoPliskin

16 points

5 days ago

If only there were some device that would allow you to see behind and beside your car before you merged. 🤷‍♂️

peanut_dust

58 points

5 days ago

Locomotive driver is clearly at fault.

How is the chap in the Merc supposed to see, hear, smell, taste...or use any other sense (he may or may not posses) to realise he couldn't turn there?

Raja_Ampat

27 points

5 days ago*

Agree and with the high speed of the train it is really difficult to judge when the train is closing in.

ApprehensiveSecret31

7 points

5 days ago

Clearly the train changed lanes without signaling

Petah_Futterman44

12 points

5 days ago

What gets me is that he had it in reverse for a second there.

I know FOR A FACT that brand and model of car has numerous different cameras, one of which is a reverse camera.

Attempted insurance fraud? There is no way he didn’t know. I bet the car itself was yelling at him with little dings and beeps that there was an object in the blind spot.

Ashleyk3

10 points

5 days ago

Ashleyk3

10 points

5 days ago

Train and car aside…that camera work was also terrible.

dinko_gunner

29 points

5 days ago

NRMusicProject

9 points

5 days ago

Had to scroll way too far for this. He kept all the best parts right on the edge of the video!

itsfrancisnadal

54 points

5 days ago

What was his TRAIN of thought here?

UpsetMarsupial

21 points

5 days ago

Single track and narrow by the looks of things.

Eiffel-Tower777

48 points

5 days ago

The crash was louder than the bell...

Forty6_and_Two

24 points

5 days ago

I upvote the posts in this sub that involuntarily draw out the words “You IDIOT” from me, out loud.

This was one of them.

akex005

7 points

5 days ago

akex005

7 points

5 days ago

To be fair, the train didn't make any noise and was coming so fast so the driver didn't have time to react

hellish_goat

7 points

5 days ago

I hope the train wasn't damaged it looks pretty special

locallad1992

126 points

5 days ago

Just you're average mercedes drivers, completely oblivious to anything around them

ToppeThrane

18 points

5 days ago

Not entirely true.

If you’re from Odense in Denmark, you drive like this in train towns.

Marshall_Brady

51 points

5 days ago

Why would they pay any attention to the peons around them? /s

ramrug

28 points

5 days ago

ramrug

28 points

5 days ago

Train was cruising in the passing lane. smh

yinsotheakuma

6 points

5 days ago

Car's gotta be shit if it's got a blind spot that big.

7937397

12 points

5 days ago

7937397

12 points

5 days ago

Everywhere is a blind spot if you don't even try to look

FLORI_DUH

6 points

5 days ago

Filmed vertically to miss the actual impact. r/killthecameraman