the gates

the gates

Stupid Truck Driver Damages Railway Gate

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This is what happens when one is in a hurry to avoid waiting for a train to pass. Just as the siren started sounding and the gateman prepared to close the level crossing near Birur (on NH-206), this TCI driver with his extra-wide truck and another one with a truck belonging to VRL (seen in background) both tried to cross the LC at the same time, which is an impossibility because of the sharp curve. In his hurry, the TCI driver hit one of the gates and damaged it, while also blocking the entire crossing. An ambulance was also stuck in this melee and while the VRL driver grazed past the TCI truck, the latter finally managed to cross over and allowed the gates to finally closed. This whole drama delayed a loaded fuel train and road traffic for almost 15 minutes. Total damage count: two trucks and a level crossing gate. All hail the TCI driver! _/\_