• Mar 10, 2009

Click above to view the video after the jump

Every once in a while there comes along a story that's so incredible you really have to see it to believe it. Fortunately, the magic of the intertubes and some newfangled site called YouTube makes that possible with news of a potentially horrifying crash in Turkey.

Local trucker Cem Tokac was standing in the truck yard when a tractor-trailer passed beside him, evidently oblivious to the train about to T-bone the double truck right into the blindsided bystander. The train strikes the truck, the truck strikes Tokac and he looks like he's down for the count, but amazingly escapes with only relatively minor cuts and bruises from what could easily have been a fatal incident. The event was caught on two closed-circuit television cameras on site, so follow the jump to watch the video and see for yourself.

[Source: Inquisitr via Jalopnik]


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 19 Comments
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is about the equivalent of walking on water. XD

      Good lord that was a horrific accident, and quite rightly a miracle that he survived.

      PS Is he a cat?
        • 5 Years Ago
        OK, I gotta make a slot right near the top of my list of people I don't want to play poker with. That's ridiculously lucky.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's a week old story.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Autoblog, please stop it with these "news" stories showing people getting hurt, or are you trying to become a FOX affillate?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good thing he had that hard-hat on.
      • 5 Years Ago
      You know it's a slow auto-news day when Autoblog has to make three 'news' stories about funny automotive-related videos from Youtube.

      Please try and keep it down to just one a day, okay?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Please excuse my sense of humor...but what was funny?
      • 5 Years Ago
      looks like if the truck hadn't hit him the train would've
      • 5 Years Ago
      This place is days behind Liveleak when it comes to this sort of thing.

        • 5 Years Ago
        It was on CNN.com last week. So it's not just LiveLeak that's had it for a while now.

        Though I'm not sure what it has to do with auto industry news?
        • 5 Years Ago
        please keep up the good job of letting us know this very important fact.

        It is a sad day knowing in this internet age, we autobloggers are seeing videos a day or two after other people with the internet. now i totally get the joke yesterday at the watercooler. they all saw this on liveleak, while i had to pretend i knew what was up...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Matt,

        Yes, but this sort of thing isn't even meant for this demographic. Perhaps this sort of thing should be left to viral video sites.

        • 5 Years Ago
        xspeedy, thou art a sheep-shagger. please keep thine comments to thy self in the future.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Saw this last week on the news, but it's still scary. I LOL'd when he said he realized how short life was, and that he was marrying his fiancé asap.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Obama Fool you!

        Voted for a Kenyan! LMAO!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This story is actually quite old, it was all over the bbc news site early last week...
        • 5 Years Ago
        You do realize that autoBLOG is not equal to a News company, correct?
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is the first time I saw this video. Thanks autoblog!
    • Load More Comments