Mokena, Illinois Police Officer Almost Hits a Train

Submitted by: normalfreak2 3 weeks ago in Misc News & Politics Weird


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Stanglewicz described the incident in text that accompanied the video post.

“Throughout my life, I’ve had very little luck,” he wrote. “I’ve bought tons of raffle tickets, from little league tickets to charity raffles. Every lottery ticket was a loser. I just thought I wasn’t born with luck at all.

“Little did I know, I had luck, I was just saving it all up for the perfect time. Here is all my luck being used ALL AT ONCE. If I never win anything again, I’m perfectly fine with that,” he wrote.

(Hat-tip to Gerry1of1, who also submitted this video.)
There are 13 comments:
Male 230
Two Chicago officers recently died after getting hit by a train on foot
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Male 2,570
The arm that came down at the end on the left....what was that going to stop? 
The one further away blocked traffic at least but after the fact.
Looks like you can see someone working on something at the end. Perhaps they were
the cause of the slow reaction speed / no flashing lights.  
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Male 2,277
oobaka Pedestrians on the sidewalk, dude... should be obvious enough? But my locality doesn't have those either so... understandable! I had to think a couple of seconds too. :-)
Oooo, I totally didn't notice there were guys moving around there, yes it seems like they were "fixing" something. (I saw the truck but didn't think much of it)
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Male 2,570
gohikineko From the angle, it doesn't look like any part of the arm will make it into the sidewalk.
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Male 2,277
oobaka I think it covers part of the sidewalk when it's fully lowered? Remember it really shouldn't go onto the road eh? And it looks like they're still installing or working on it so maybe it isn't in its final position?
They must be quite rare, hard to find images of them, lolz! They do seem to have very short arms, more of a notice than a physical barrier:
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Male 10,079
oobaka I bet you're right -- the white truck, by the signaling gear. "Hey, Frank. I pulled out this thingie from the junction box here... you think it's important?"
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Male 2,277
squrlz4ever They are clearly cats:
:yank: does it work now?
No!
:yank, rip: how about now?
Lower the arms lower the arms!
Huh? OH HECK!
(woosh!)
(pause)
We'll blame the dog ok?
Ok!
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Male 2,799
I was so glad that the arms went down, after the train went by.
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Male 2,277
casaledana Union grade!
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Male 7,525
And that's why you shouldn't text and drive.
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Male 2,277
daegog Not sure which video you watched...
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Male 1,588
At least three people got a free pass that day and one maintenance man must have been fired. That dark car in the oncoming lane was a fraction of a second away from certain death
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Male 2,277
doiknowyou I saw that too! He/she/they were just as fortunate to survive that close encounter :/
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