WATCH: High-speed train crushes bike, misses rider

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Video taken from the cab of a high-speed train in Australia shows a close call between the speeding train and a motorcycle rider who barely jumps out of the way.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A dirt bike rider was almost killed by a high-speed train in Victoria, Australia.

A video recorded from the train driver's cabin shows the dirt bike driver walking his bike along tracks in Ballan as the train approaches at almost 100 mph.

V/Line driver Colin Sharp sounded his horn and applied the emergency brake, offering the rider a precious few milliseconds to leap out of the way before the train crushed his motorcycle.

Stuff, a New Zealand-based media company, reports V/Line Chief Executive James Pinder said there were more than 300 near-hits on the company's network in the past year.

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