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Truck ignores crossing signals, narrowly avoids being hit by train in Florida

Truck ignores crossing signals, narrowly avoids being hit by train in Florida
Posted at 1:37 PM, Jan 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-26 17:52:27-05

A pickup truck narrowly avoided being hit by a commuter train in Florida, according to a dash camera video reportedly taken on Monday.

The video shows the truck pulling around a stopped car at the railroad crossing.

"Look at this guy! Look at him! Unbelievable. Unbelievable!" a woman in the car is heard saying as the pickup driver makes his move.

The pickup goes over the tracks and seconds later, a train barrels through.

It is illegal to go around railroad crossing gates.

The video's timestamp says it was taken on Monday afternoon. 

The train service, Brightline, began operating in mid-January.  In its first week of service, two people were killed trying to beat trains.