Drunk Man Run Over by Train, Emerges Unscathed

"He got up, grabbed his beer and was on his way," a police officer said

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    A drunk man passed out on some train tracks in British Columbia and didn't wake up until 26 cars of a train had passed over him.

    Ever woken with a hangover that felt like you'd been run over by a train? One Canadian man does — because he was.

    A drunk man passed out on some train tracks in British Columbia Sunday night and didn't wake up until after 26 cars of the train had rumbled over him, CBC News reported.

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    Miraculously, he survived without a scratch, a stroke of luck police chalked up to his small stature and his incredibly drunk state.

    "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," Sgt. Dave Dubnyk of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.

    The train's engineer saw the man lying on the tracks in Elko, B.C., just east of the Rockies as he approached but couldn't stop in time, Dubnyk said.

    By the time the train stopped, 26 cars of it had passed over the man, and the engineer assumed he was dead. Not so.

    "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," Dubnyk told CBC News.

    The drunk wandered off to a nearby campground before police caught up with him and hauled him off to the drunk tank.