It was obviously luck of the drunk. An inebriated man from Alberta, Canada, who was run over by 26 train cars while lying passed out on the tracks walked away unscathed. Few months ago the 8,000-ton Canadian Pacific Railway freight train was speeding down the tracks in southeast British Columbia, west of the Rocky Mountains, when the engineer noticed the man in his 20s straight ahead.
The train conductor sounded the horn and hit the emergency brakes, but it was too late.
When the train finally screeched to a stop, workers found the man still sleeping under the 26th car, according to the New York Daily News. Railway workers made several attempts to rouse the man and at first thought he was dead, but when one of the staff grabbed him by the arm, the man opened his eyes, the Toronto Star reported.
- The guy seemed to wake up and he got up, grabbed his beer and just walked away, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sargent Dave Dubnyk told the National Post.
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