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Amazon Driver Grateful To Be Alive After Train Slices His Delivery Truck In Two

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Amazon Driver Grateful To Be Alive After Train Slices His Delivery Truck In Two

An Amazon delivery driver's truck was hit by a train travelling at around 80 miles per hour, which completely ripped the vehicle in two.

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Alexander Evans, a father-of-two, was out working on his 33rd birthday when the Amtrak train collided with his van in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

He had been out delivering parcels last Wednesday (10 November) when he came to the tracks which are parallel to the road prior to the crossing, meaning drivers' views are limited.

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Unfortunately for Mr Evans, he didn't hear the train's horn at first as he is deaf in his left ear.

Speaking to ABC, 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."

Alexander Evans. Credit: WISN 12 News
Alexander Evans. Credit: WISN 12 News

Thankfully, Mr Evans got far enough away that he saved his own life, which has come as a shock to people seeing the damage to his van, not least to Mr Evans himself.

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Speaking about the moment and particularly how lucky he is, he said: "I still can't believe it myself right now as well."

Surprisingly, there are no signals, lights or warning sounds at the crossing and Mr Evans thinks more should be done to alert drivers regarding oncoming trains.

Credit: WISN 12 News
Credit: WISN 12 News
Credit: WISN 12 News
Credit: WISN 12 News
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Posting on Facebook, Mr Evans' wife wrote: "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!"

Commenting on the post, one person wrote: "I'm soooo glad bro is OK. Sending my prayers for speedy recovery."

In another post, his wife revealed that he isn't back to full health just yet, saying: "He has a long road to recovery, but he is ALIVE."

Featured Image Credit: WISN 12 News

Topics: News, US News, Community, Amazon, USA

Rebecca Shepherd
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