Let this video be a lesson that no matter how small – or deserted – train tracks appear to be, you should never stop on them. The video was shot this week at Hermann Park in Houston, TX as families rode around the sprawling park in a scaled-down train. For some reason (we suspect waiting for a parking spot), the driver of this Honda Accord stopped on the tracks, and the train did not have enough time to stop as it rounded the corner and found its path blocked by the ill-positioned car.
To prevent collisions, the crossing does have gates that lower in both directions, but as you can sort of make out in the image above (a screen grab of the video), this car was stuck perfectly between the lowered gates. Scroll down to watch the video taken by one of the train's passengers. We hope that everyone on the train and in the car were uninjured.