As usual, Ron White's big saying is dead on: "You can't fix stupid". This is the latest in a series of accidents in the Charlotte area caused by an idiot driving around lowered railroad crossing gates: http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/bus-hit-train-gastonia/nP2LQ/ In previous weeks, there have been two incidents of people driving a car or SUV around crossing gates in Charlotte in an attempt to beat a light rail train. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/07/03/3359806/light-rail-train-hits-van.html There also has been a spate of accidents where a trucker has attempted to drive across a railroad crossing clearly marked as unpassable by trucks due to steep approaches to the tracks, gotten hung up and then hit by a train. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/05/04/3218199/train-hits-truck-in-kings-mtn.html There's always some dumb s.o.b. who doesn't get the word, and this isn't limited to Charlotte - drivers have tried to beat light rail trains in Illinois, Minnesota, Texas, DC, Washington and California with similar results.