NewsNewly released video shows Amazon driver's terrifying collision with train in 2021 accident

Newly released video shows Amazon driver's terrifying collision with train in 2021 accident

Shocking video of an Amazon driver. Miraculously avoided death.
Shocking video of an Amazon driver. Miraculously avoided death.
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9:33 AM EST, February 22, 2024

TMZ has obtained a new video of the accident in November 2021 in Milwaukee when the driver was on a rural road. He crossed a railway crossing at some point and collided with an oncoming Amtrak train he didn't see or hear. It was a close encounter with a potential tragedy.

The driver, Alexander Evans, miraculously survived the direct impact, which split his vehicle in half.

Looking at the photos, it's clear that Evans was fortunate to escape this accident unharmed. A new video has recently emerged on TMZ, which gives us a view from inside the van. This footage leaves a chilling impression.

The video shows Evans carrying on with his routine, driving normally. He goes left to cross the tracks when the train smashes right into his van.

Evans is momentarily shocked. Even after the direct hit from the train, it continues to speed right behind him. He managed to compose himself and started to unbuckle his seat belt. Alexander Evans was eventually taken to the hospital without serious injuries for standard post-accident observation.

In an interview, Evans revealed to local media that he has a hearing impairment in his left ear and heard the Amtrak's horn just as it was too late to move off the tracks. He was astounded to have survived the accident and considered himself lucky to have left the scene almost unharmed.

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