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Drunk survives fall under high-speed train

The Local · 26 Sep 2012, 07:57

Published: 26 Sep 2012 07:57 GMT+02:00

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The 28-year-old was slurring on the phone to his girlfriend on Friday night after drinking heavily at the Oktoberfest in Frankfurt-Höchst.

He got off a suburban train at the Frankfurt Nied station, where she was going to pick him up, police said in a statement.

Their conversation was abruptly cut off when he tripped and fell off the platform onto the tracks – directly into the path of a train.

The driver of the high-speed ICE train, which was not due to stop at the station but continue through, saw him and jammed on the emergency brakes – but the train ran at least 100 metres over the man by the time it came to a halt.

Yet the driver was relieved to find the man in one piece – he had fallen directly between the tracks and was untouched by the train.

He was taken to hospital for treatment to a head injury sustained when he fell from the platform onto the tracks. Doctors say he is not in danger.

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Your comments about this article

11:14 September 26, 2012 by lucksi
At least 100 meters? How slow was the train going at the time?

Those things do not stop on a dime.
21:29 September 26, 2012 by Englishted
@lucksi

After this I think he can take the name lucksi don't you.
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