We have talked about it in the past, how railroads are not safe places for you or your clients to be taking photos. Well, apparently some did not realize that this also applies to selfies…
Youtuber Jared Michael learned this the hard way when he was trying to take a selfie with a train moving behind him, from what he says, was a “safe distance”. Apparently it was not safe enough, because as the train started to pass by, someone can be heard yelling, and then Michael is kicked in the head with a boot from what we assume is the train engineer. See for yourself below.
While I can’t say it is ok for an engineer to kick anyone in the head, Michael was rather stupid for being so close to the train while it was moving by. Let it be a lesson learned, photos and trains do not mix… even selfies (although whether or not they count as photos is debatable, haha).
What are your thoughts on this? Was Jared Michael being reckless or was the engineer out of line here? Leave a comment below.