It can take more than a mile for a train traveling at 50 mph to come to a full stop. And if your vehicle is hit by a train, the chance of death or serious injury is 40 times higher than if your vehicle is hit by a car. Therefore, if your vehicle has stalled on railroad tracks and you know a train is approaching, you and your passengers should get out of the vehicle immediately. Then walk at a 45-degree angle to the direction that the train is coming from. That way, if the train hits your vehicle, the debris and shrapnel from the collision can't hit you.