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JR Hokkaido getting no help from this truck driver


miyakoji

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A friend was actually on the Chitose line as this happened during a business trip... He wasn't very happy with it to say it lightly... :/

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Isn't that yellow and black clearance guard supposed to protect the overhead from oversized loads?

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Isn't that yellow and black clearance guard supposed to protect the overhead from oversized loads?

Yup. He clearly hit it but kept driving.

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Yeah he obviously noticed it hit then being on the tracks probably freaked and wanted to just get off them.

 

Jeff

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It's actually kind of a minor miracle that the people in that truck are still alive. 20,000 V AC at 60 Hz is nothing to trifle with....

 

Hopefully, JR Hokkaido will send the truck company a big bill with a lot of zeros to the right in terms Japanese yen.

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The odd thing is that the truck should have been insulated with the tires, something must have been knocked loose with hitting the warning bridge and then contacted the rails.

 

The current most likely would not zap the drivers as it would take the shortest path with the least resistance which would be down the backhoe, trailer, whatever piece dragging, to the track, which is what appears happened.

 

Jeff

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 And normally blows the tyres apart.

It's a bit hard to see, but you can make out the blown tyres by the end of the video. I've seen a much better quality video of this event, but I can't find it anymore.

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