Drunk New Yorker Uninjured After Being Run Over By Train

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According to state troopers in New York, a highly intoxicated 38-year-old man by the name of Aaron Collins, a resident of Stillwater, drunkenly fell asleep on the railroad tracks and somehow managed to escape injury as a freight train ran him over, the AP reported.

The incident occurred on Wednesday night after Mr. Collins passed out in the middle of the tracks in Schaghticoke, a town in upstate New York.

While the Pan Am freight train’s conductor did manage to spot Collins on the tracks, the conductor was unable to stop the train in time to avoid to running him over. Fortunately for Collins, while the train did pass over him, that’s all it managed to do, as he was left without injury as a result of the incident.

According to New York law enforcement, two of the engines of the more than a mile long train passed over him.

The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday night, the Associated Press reported via Fox News.

In order to free the inebriated man, the engines were separated and the first engine moved forward. Once freed, the uninjured Collins was transported to Albany hospital to be evaluated.

On Tuesday night, a Metro Public Works employee, 19-year-old Chandler Harris, was killed on the job after being struck by a garbage truck in Tennessee, WSMV-TV reported.

In unrelated news, a 61-year-old-man was standing alongside his wife on a subway platform in the Bronx when he was pushed into the path of an oncoming train and killed in an incident which took place back in 2014. The victim was identified as one Wai Kuen Kwok, who was struck by the southbound D train at Grand concourse and East 167th Street in Highbridge.

The train’s motorman saw Mr. Kwok get pushed and subsequently hit the brakes, but there simply wasn’t enough time to stop.

Prior to Mr. Kwok’s killing, the last time a subway rider was pushed into the tracks and killed was back in December of 2012 when a woman pushed a man into the path of a train in Queens.

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