scharnhorst wrote:that would be darn right creepy thought to not know if you crunched a car or not.
We knew we didn't hit her. She crossed from left to right. I was sitting in the fireman's seat at the time The engineer looked in the rear view mirror and held up his hands like holding a hank of yarn and said, "If she'd had another coat of paint, we'd have got 'er!" The worst part was, we could see the two kids and a baby seat as she RACED us to the crossing!
Fast as she was going, we knew she was gonna go for it. Yes, it is a wierd feeling to watch that, and it also feels helpless because there's nothing one can do. "Look out, looooook out, LOOK O-O-O-OUT!" DAMN! Thing is, a passenger train only takes 15-20 seconds to clear, but drivers think it's forever and will risk death for 15 lousy seconds. Then the family wants to SUE for that person's negligence as if it were the railroad's fault.
It's a horrible feeling to hit someone.