|The train struck the container a second after the driver's cab had got safely across - splitting truck in two|
The motorist came within inches of his life when he went over a level crossing while the lights were flashing.
CCTV shows how he turned at a junction on Friday morning in the Czech city of Frýdek-Místek.
If the train had been just been a few seconds earlier, the 45-year-old lorry driver would almost certainly have been killed.
As it is, he suffered just light injuries and all 80 people on the train were unhurt.
Watch the incredible moment his trailer was obliterated by the train below – the crash is about one minute and 10 seconds into the clip.