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Drunken Albertan Unharmed After B.c. Train Runs Him Over

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#1 key2thecup


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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:17 AM

Drunken Albertan unharmed after B.C. train runs him over

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An Alberta man walked away without a scratch after being run over by 26 train cars Sunday night in B.C, and police say alcohol along with his small stature likely saved him.
RCMP said the Canadian Pacific Railway train was rolling through Elko, B.C., just west of the Rocky Mountains when its engineer spotted a man lying on the tracks.
The engineer blew the train's whistle and slammed on the brakes, but couldn't stop the train fast enough, said Sgt. Dave Dubnyk with Elk Valley RCMP.

"It was unable to stop and went right over top of this gentleman and by the time the train stopped they were actually at the 26th car and this fellow was still laying underneath the train."
Dubnyk said the engineer was certain the train had killed the man.
"CP rail personnel grabbed this gentleman and seemed to rouse him out of his state of intoxicated unconsciousness. And he got up, grabbed his beer, and was on his way," said Dubnyk.

The man wandered to a nearby campground, where he was picked up by RCMP and put in detachment holding cells for the night to sober up.
Dubnyk says the man, incredibly, walked away from the incident without a scratch and speculates two things likely saved the man's life.
He was small enough for the train to pass over him, and the man was so intoxicated that he passed out and didn't move when the train went over him, said Dubnyk.
"Had he have been rousted out of his state of unconsciousness and sat up or moved at all it certainly could have been a tragic end," said Dubnyk.

lol wow.

Edited by key2thecup, 23 May 2012 - 11:18 AM.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:22 AM

Crazy.... but i mean really? Who passes out on railroad tracks? That's just not smart.
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:22 AM

Sgt. Dubnyk? :bigblush:

Lucky idiot.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:28 AM

I guess he was trained to survive.


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Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:11 PM

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:12 PM

Lucky that he lives in Alberta... Or otherwise he would have probably been sober

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:17 PM

Albertans should be getting used to being run over by a BC train called the Vancouver Canucks. ;)
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:29 PM

In an interesting twist, Edmonton Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk was also on the tracks, but the train went through his legs.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:41 PM

Oh Long Johnson!

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:14 PM

I knew a guy who got clipped by a train after passing out near the tracks. suffered a broken arm and some bruises. He was from newfoundland

Edited by Dittohead, 23 May 2012 - 05:14 PM.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:42 PM

Those screeching brakes must have done wonders on his eardrums.
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:17 PM

Do trains really try to stop for debris on the tracks or are they trained to just roll right through?

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