A drunk man escaped injury after being run over by a freight train while sleeping in the middle of the tracks in upstate New York, police say.
Aaron Collins, 38, was highly intoxicated when he took a nap on the railroad in the town of Schaghticoke, Rensselaer County, said police.
A Pan Am freight train more than a mile long came hurtling down the tracks at approximately 10.30pm on Wednesday.
The driver spotted Collins swift asleep on the tracks & slammed on the brakes, yet not before the first two engines passed over him.
Troopers say the engines were separated & moved forward to free Collins.
Uninjured yet still intoxicated, he was taken to an Albany hospital for evaluation.
Source: “Sky News”