A couple got stopped when the gates came down in a small Louisiana town, but it wasn't just your average, every day (if you live in Railroad City, U.S.A. like me) wait.

A flatbed tractor-trailer carrying a crane became stuck while trying to pass the railroad crossing.  Authorities say it was within the following two minutes that a train came barreling toward the crossing, destroying the truck, damaging the crane and derailing and destroying the engines on the train as well as numerous train cars.

The good news is that there were no fatalities.  The truck driver escaped before the crash and though the two-person train crew was injured when the locomotive flipped onto its side, they were not life-threatening injuries.

As soon as the couple noticed the stuck truck, they began "rolling tape" on a Flip. Watch the intense video here.