MONROE COUNTY, IN (PIX11) — Dramatic video from a surveillance camera mounted to the front of a train recorded two women barely escaping an almost certain death atop elevated railroad tracks.
On July 10, two women were walking down Shuffle Creek Trestle, an 80-foot-high, 500-foot-long railroad bridge that spans Lake Lemon, located near Bloomington, Indiana.
The train came around the bend at around 30 MPH, according to FOX59, and the engineer in the first car immediately tried to alert the women by blowing the horn.
With a terrifying drop below, the pair desperately tried to outrun the train, scrambling along the railroad ties.
As the train approached, the women realized they couldn’t get out of the way in time for the train to stop.
One woman appears to trip and fall, then decide to stay down between the tracks. At the last minute, the other joins her as the train passes over her.
Believing they were dead, the engineer was shocked to see them crawling out from under the train. Miraculously, they escaped serious injury — one had a stubbed toe and the other was uninjured, according to WPTV.
The engineer called the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department to report the incident.
The women fled the scene in a getaway car, but Monroe police have identified them, and will prosecute them for criminal trespassing.