There's a new trend going viral out there that train conductors absolutely hate — "train selfies." This video captures the dangerous phenomenon, which involves taking a video or picture as close to a passing train as possible. Such "stunts" have resulted in multiple fatalities. Train conductors have been outraged, as many are assigning them the blame for these senseless acts. This case was no exception — almost.
If it wasn't for the train conductor, this teen could have lost his life. Watch closely as the train passes: you can make out a boot that rams into his face and pushes his body out of the way. It was the rubber of the conductors boot that served to soften the impact of the absolute beast of force that was the oncoming train, and saved this young man from being run over.