A delivery driver of Amazon is lucky to be alive after a train travelling at around 80 miles per hour sliced right through the truck that they were driving.
Alexander Evans, a father of 2 kids, was out working when a Amtrak train collided with his van in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The incident happened on November 10, 2021.
Evans said that he was delivery parcels last Wednesday when he came to the tracks, which are parallel to the road before crossing.
Evans said that he did not hear the horn of the train because of the fact that he is deaf in his left hear.
During an interview with ABC News, he said:
Literally it was like one long beep, like a horn from the train, and I put my foot on the gas. I was like, I don’t know how far I’m going to get away from him.
Luckily, Evans managed to get far enough that the incident did not take his life.
In the interview, he said that he still cannot believe that he is well.
The wife of Evans shared the horrifying story on Facebook, where they said:
I thank God for his covering over my husband yesterday! His birthday, 11/10, could have definitely been his last day, but God said otherwise. With this being said, changes need to be made in Jefferson County, WI, to make sure all train tracks crossing have warning signals, gates, lights, and or visible signs (specifically from private drives with low visibility of upcoming trains) that will help protect citizens or in his case a delivery driver from Amtrak’s traveling up to speeds of 120 miles per hour. My husband’s life is worth it!
Evans said that there are no signals, lights, or any warnings sounds at the crossing.
The Amazon driver says the authorities should do more to alert drivers when trains are coming.