Car Hit by Train While Maryborough Man Answers Call of Nature

 

News article: Car Hit by Train While Maryborough Man Answers Call of Nature

A Maryborough man's stop for a call of nature on Saturday night turned to disaster when his car was hit by a fully laden freight train.

  drwaddles In need of a breath mint

Location: Newcastle
A Maryborough man's stop for a call of nature on Saturday night turned to disaster when his car was hit by a fully laden freight train.





The impact of the crash lifted the Commodore station wagon 4m into the air and shunted it 40m down the road, leaving it a twisted ball of metal.





Luckily the south-bound freight train stayed on the rails and the driver stopped it about a kilometre down the track to assess the damage.





Emergency services were called to the Hermans Rd railway crossing at Gunalda about 7.45pm.
Car Hit by Train While Maryborough Man Answers Call of Nature


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What the actual smeg? Dickhead parked his car on a crossing to take a whiz? Seems legit.

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  jjbc Junior Train Controller

Sounds very dodgy as written, but there's actually a bit more to the story regarding Mr Cockburn.

Seems he had spent about 20 minutes trying a variety of techniques to gain traction before impact.
  drwaddles In need of a breath mint

Location: Newcastle
Well that makes a lot more sense Smile

Still a moron for choosing to do a u-turn on a fricken railway crossing though!
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
What the actual smeg? Dickhead parked his car on a crossing to take a whiz? Seems legit.
drwaddles
Haha, that was my reaction too!

I also had to laugh about the line "there were no other passengers onboard", well duh, it was a freight train...
  HeadShunt Chief Train Controller

This is almost hilarious, except that it could have ended in a real disaster as we have seen before.
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Seems he had not had the car long. Now that would really piss you off Laughing
  qredge Deputy Commissioner

Location: Marsden Qld
Hope he had insurance!
Good graphic image of how powerful a train is
Before and after shots should be shown to all learner drivers
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
I fail to see how any one could be so stupid as to park or even try a U turn on a level crossing at all. Taking a whizz was he, he would not have left the local waterhole would he. Most probably.Rolling Eyes
  drwaddles In need of a breath mint

Location: Newcastle
I fail to see how any one could be so stupid as to park or even try a U turn on a level crossing at all. Taking a whizz was he, he would not have left the local waterhole would he. Most probably.Rolling Eyes
David Peters
Think you might have nailed it, David! Desperate toilet break in the middle of nowhere, something as stupid as a 3 point turn on a rail crossing...
  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
Another nomination for the Darwin Award.