Two women were caught in the middle of a railway bridge in Monroe County as a train was coming their way earlier this month on July 10.
It was an 80-foot drop down into the water.
After seeing the women, the train engineer put on the emergency brake and began sounding the horn, but he couldn’t stop quickly enough.
A video the Indiana Rail Road Company released today of the view from the front of a train shows what happened next:
You can’t tell from the video, but the two women survived, unhurt.
Still, officials from the Indiana Rail Road Company say they hope the video will serve as a warning sign.
The women were trespassing on the company’s bridge, known as Shuffle Creek Trestle. It’s a 500-foot-long bridge about 10 miles northeast of Bloomington that spans an inlet of Lake Lemon.
More than 900 people were killed in the United States by trespassing on railroads in 2013. Thirty-eight were in Indiana.
The women could still be charged for trespassing.