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Drunken man survives run in with train after passing out between the tracks

By Contributor
May 24th, 2012

A drunken Crowsnest Pass man is lucky to be alive after passing out on the train tracks and somehow surviving being run over by a train Sunday evening.

The man was spotted between the rails just outside of Elko in southeast British Columbia by the Canadian Pacific train conductor who sounded the horn and hit the emergency brakes.

The train couldn’t stop in time and rode over the man. By the time it stopped, he was found by CP personnel under the 26th rail car.

Unbelievably, he avoided major injuries.

Canadian Pacific police are investigating and no charges have been laid against the man.

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