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Drunk Driver Hits Train and Is Struck by Another, Escapes Without Serious Injury

Some people have all the luck in the world. Like this drunk driver from Tenino, Washington, who got himself into a very serious car accident that involved his personal vehicle, another car and 2 different trains, and somehow survived without serious injury.
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It happened last Saturday at about 10.30 at night, KIRO 7 reports. Kiera Moore was on her way home when she was almost hit by a vehicle coming from the opposite direction. When she looked in the rearview mirror, she saw that car smash head-on into a train on the tracks.

“All I could think of was he just missed me, barely missed my car. And then his car gets crushed,” Moore says. “Hit the gravel and went straight into the train. Head on. Like in my rearview I saw the sparks of his car hit the train.”

This sounds like something out of Final Destination, but it was only the beginning. Moore and another motorist stopped their cars and turned around, to see if they could offer some assistance to the guy whom they assumed must be very injured, if not dead.

They pulled him out and, as they spoke to him and with the police on the phone at the same time, another train came in and turned the dude’s car into a pile of smoking garbage. Moore says that the driver, identified as 41-year-old Michael Keith Goodwin, was showing all the signs of alcohol intoxication: he could barely stand and was slurring his words.

Goodwin is now in custody, where he’s being held without bail. He has quite the record for traffic violations: 16 of them in the last 16 years, including a recent one for which he should have had an interlock device in his car.

Moore says his good fortune of not dying that night should serve as a lesson for all those who think drunk driving is something fun or safe.

“I think it should be a lesson for a lot of people about not drinking and driving,” she says. “Because I mean he could have made it home in one piece. His car is in a thousand (pieces). He is going to be in some type of trouble. And it's just unfortunate. That's not how life's supposed to be lived.”



 
 
 
 
 

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