Bobsled track worker escapes collision with moving sled

Bobsled track worker avoids collision with moving sled at Bobsled World Cup

A bobsled track worker was able to get himself off the track just in time to avoid being hit by a moving sled during Saturday's Bobsled World Cup at Lake Placid, New York.

It happened as the Monaco 4-man team, led by pilot Rudy Rinaldi, was making their second run down the course. The bobsled flipped on its side on the way down the course, taking the Monaco team out of contention, but managed to flip back on its runners after a few turns to continue down the track. That was crazy enough, but was topped seconds later when the unidentified worker found himself in the middle of the track with the Monaco sled approaching him at a high rate of speed.

Fortunately, the worker was able to alert enough to jump out of the track and over the wall to avoid certain tragedy. Looking at the video, that was WAY too close. It's scary to think what could have happened if his reaction was a fraction of a second slower. Something tells us he'll never try that again.

In the end, Monaco finished 19th as Canada's Justin Kripps took the gold medal.

[Fox News]
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