Watch: Biker narrowly escapes speeding train, video goes viral

Updated on Feb 15, 2022 03:28 PM IST

In the video, the biker could be seen discarding his two-wheeler and stepping back as the speeding train crushes his vehicle.

Biker escapes a major train accident while trying to cross the railway tracks. (Video screengrab/Twitter)
Biker escapes a major train accident while trying to cross the railway tracks. (Video screengrab/Twitter)
By | Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

An attempt to save just a few minutes came at a heavy cost to a man riding a motorcycle, who had a close shave with a speeding train in Rajasthan’s Kota. A video clip is doing the rounds on social media where a two-wheeler is seen getting smashed under the train, while the biker makes a nail-biting narrow escape.

The video footage was captured at a level crossing in Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh on February 12 evening, a Western Railway official said.

In the widely-circulated video, the biker could be seen stopping on the railway tracks seeing the approaching train and discarding his motorcycle at the last moment. He appeared to have also sustained injuries from the incident.

The video that is now being widely circulated on social media platforms has sent shivers down the spine of users. It was trailed along with a similar incident from last year, in which a biker escaped such a train accident in the nick of time.

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Many Twitter users have reacted to the incident.

One user wrote: “All the impatient, oversmart riders, drivers & law breakers in #India need to be shown such videos on a daily basis.”

“All such railway crossing should stop and legal action should be taken on offenders who jump such crossing barricades,” read another reply.

“So... His bike got destroyed, he must have experienced shock of 440 volts, he has injured his back... All of it happened while trying to save few minutes. This is called Lene Ke Dene Padhgaye,” said another tweet.

(An earlier version of this report incorrectly said the incident took place in Mumbai.)

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