Train rolls over man and he lives!
A drunken man cheated death when he walked away unhurt after being run over by a train.
According to Canada's National Post, the Alberta man was seen between the rails by the Canadian Pacific train conductor who sounded the horn and hit the emergency brakes.
The man had apparently passed out drunk on the tracks and couldn't hear the oncoming train, nor the conductor's horn. Luckily, it seems his "slight stature" saved his life by allowing the train to pass over him without incident.
Railway authorities found him unhurt underneath the 26th car.
After he eventually regained consciousness, the man simply "got up, grabbed his beer and headed on his way."
"There's been tragic stories in the past of people passing out on railway tracks and they lose limbs or their lives," said an officer from the Royal Mounted Canadian Police.
"I've never seen the likes of it. Until this, I wouldn't have known that a person could actually fit under (there) especially the engine of the train. They look like there's very minimal clearance."
Source: National Post, Canada
Image: Unstoppable (movie still)
Published: May 25 2012