Train Crashes Through Barrier and Lands on Giant Whale Sculpture

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There’s something about a near miss that just makes us feel alive! And one that’s gone viral this week might be one the best yet. A train and a huge statue of a whale sounds like a recipe for disaster, but what actually happens makes for some pretty relieving viewing. Scroll on for the story that’s got the whole internet talking.

Flirting with danger but facing none of the consequences is the best of both worlds, in a way.

Nearly dropping something you’ve spent hours carefully crafting really gets your blood racing.

Nothing like nearly being smacked with a ball to get your heart pumping – but with none of the pain.

Well, that would have to be any involving a vehicle – because the stakes are just that little bit too high.

And one particular near-miss really shocked the internet this week.

Because it was just so … close!

The 2 tails sit at the end of the line.

The sculpture is by Maarten Struijs, creatively named ‘Whale Tails’, and was installed in 2002.

Luckily, there were no passengers aboard the train, and the driver was quickly taken to hospital.

It’s currently not known how exactly the authorities are planning on attempting to get the train down once more. Fancy another incredible near-miss? Scroll on…