Learner Driver Stalls Car on Train Track, Dies, as Examiner Flees to Safety

An 18-year-old girl died in Poland the other day, during her driver’s license exam. Footage captured by a nearby CCTV camera shows the car stalling on the train track and the exact moment of impact.
Learner driver stalls on train tracks and is killed, as instructor flees to safety 6 photos
Photo: Facebook / OSP Szaflary
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According to rescuers OSP Szaflary, the incident occurred in Zaskala, southern Poland. Angelika was driving a red Suzuki Baleno and she stalled on the tracks. She tried to get the engine started again but couldn’t, and with the train approaching, her examiner choose to save his own skin.

You can see him in the video below jumping out of the car and making a run for it, just milliseconds before the train hits the car and pushes it on the tracks for a short distance. Angelika was rushed to the hospital and died later that day from the injuries sustained. No one else was hurt.

According to reports in the local media, the train had been sounding the horn for quite some time before the impact, which begs the question of why the examiner didn’t do something to help the learner driver.

He should be held accountable for the teen’s death, voices online are also saying. After all, it was his responsibility to keep the inexperienced driver safe whilst at the wheel during the exam – and that included preventing her from stalling the car on the tracks and failing to restart it.

Eyewitnesses say that the 62-year-old man continued to act strangely even after the crash. He looked on as the girl was dying and refused to help out when people rushed to help her out of the wreckage and offer her assistance.

“When we ran to the wreck, the girl was strapped in and the instructor stood nearby and did nothing! I wanted him to give me a first aid kit but he couldn't find it,” one eyewitness says, as cited by the Mirror. “She was still breathing, but she was very wheezy, she was getting weaker. She was disappearing before our eyes.”

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About the author: Elena Gorgan
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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