They say a picture's worth a thousand words. Well, these ones tell a tale of death.

On this blog we've been telling you about the dangers of making unsafe decisions at highway-railway crossings. Well, imagine if it were possible to graphically illustrate the aftermath of a collision between a vehicle and a train. It is. Check out the photos below, depicting mock collisions put on by Operation Lifesaver and our partners to show students firsthand the grim reality of train vs. car incidents.

The people in these pictures were lucky -  a mock collision means at the end of the day they packed up and went home safely. But these could just as easily be official photos of a real incident where people have died. Imagine the photos that come next: a crying family; a funeral; a future without a loved one. Make sure the final chapter of your life's tale isn't told through photos like these. Look, listen, live.