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Posted by Randy on 2014/7/30 4:00:00 (173 reads) News by the same author

BLOOMINGTON, IN (WTHR/CNN) – Two women were nearly killed when they got caught on a railroad bridge in Bloomington, IN, and their brush with death was caught on camera.
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From the train’s security camera, it looked like the final moments for the two women.

The incident happened earlier this month on the 80-foot high Indiana Railroad Bridge northeast of Bloomington, IN at Lake Lemon just after sunrise.

Eric Powell, of Indiana Railroad, says the two women were trespassing on the bridge. There are no walkways on the bridge, because no one is supposed to be walking there.

The only things on the bridge are trains and danger.

"It's private property - you should not be there. It's dangerous, but it's easy for people to get on the tracks and walk on them,” Powell said.

The 100-car coal train was making every effort to stop. The two women had almost no good choices. A jump could have caused severe injuries, Powell said.

“[Then] One almost trips and falls off the bridge,” Powell said. “The other one, miraculously, gets down.”

The train’s engine was across the bridge before it stopped.

"The engineer threw the train into emergency braking as soon as possible,” Powell said. “He had thought he had killed the two people here on this bridge."

But incredibly, the women crawled out from underneath the engine and ran.

"He [the engineer] yelled back and asked them, 'Are you okay?' One yelled she had stubbed her toe, otherwise fine. I'm sure their nerves were as shattered as his were," Powell said.

Indiana Railroad says the women have been identified and will be prosecuted for criminal trespassing.

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