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Man survives being hit by speeding train

Posted on Friday, 30 November, 2012 | Comment icon 22 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Stephen Wright had a miraculous escape after he was hit on the head by a train going at 70mph.

Wright had been feeling nauseous while waiting at a station platform at Goodmayes station in Essex and had leaned over the side of the tracks to be sick when a speeding train went past and struck him on the head. Unbelievably he managed to remain standing as he staggered across the platform and boarded another train as though nothing had happened. The police were alerted about a possible accident and closed the line for two hours to search for a body but by this time Stephen was enjoying dinner at his girlfriend's house.

The next day a visit to hospital revealed that everything was all right and that he'd escaped relatively unscathed from the ordeal. "The next thing I knew I felt the biggest bang in my head and I screamed out and grabbed my head," he recalled. "My aunt said that God was rolling with me and she’s right. There’s no way I should be here."

"Although in deep shock and bleeding from the mouth, he managed to stagger across the platform with his sons and board a waiting train to Stratford afterwards."

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Comment icon #13 Posted by ad hoc on 30 November, 2012, 22:50
fascinating. One thought- he's got some decent padding with that haircut of his. Might sound silly, but I saw part of a program some time ago that showed scientists looking into the phenomenon of babies falling from flat blocks and surviving almost unscathed- and they discovered that the nappy can provide a remarkable amount of shock absorption... So it's kinda an interesting coincidence that he fell from a flat block as a baby and survived too! I think this is a man who has gone through life with the right padding at the right time.
Comment icon #14 Posted by csspwns on 1 December, 2012, 1:21
Did they check the train for damage? the train was probably made in china check out this link: http://www.google.com/imgres?q=made+in+china+fail&hl=en&sa=X&tbo=d&biw=800&bih=509&tbm=isch&tbnid=C31Lg_pLxgF9tM:&imgref
Comment icon #15 Posted by mrknownothing on 1 December, 2012, 1:55
Some people die falling off a 3' ladder and some survive falling from a plane. The human body is an effed up friggin thing.
Comment icon #16 Posted by chopmo on 1 December, 2012, 3:58
hmm og girlfriend dinner mmmmmmm
Comment icon #17 Posted by pallidin on 1 December, 2012, 7:00
Hope it "knocked" some sense into to him to not do that again.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Eldorado on 1 December, 2012, 9:25
Lucky!! Aye... it's not every day a train hits you upside the head. (lol)
Comment icon #19 Posted by libstaK on 1 December, 2012, 10:08
Lucky guy, that had to hurt. Must have been scary since his kids were with him, glad nothing more serious happened. Oh yeah, lucky is an understatement - he could easily have been sucked right into the gap between the train and the platform with a train going past at that speed and proximity.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Insaniac on 1 December, 2012, 12:35
Apparently, alcohol does something to you, I forget what, but if you're drunk and jump off your house roof and break a leg, you're less likely to feel any pain, or you may not even break any bones at all because of how flimsy you are. Thats perhaps what happened here. Then again, he was smacked by a train, so who knows? It's a wonder the guys neck wasn't broken.
Comment icon #21 Posted by C235 on 4 December, 2012, 20:08
Damn! he broke my record!
Comment icon #22 Posted by wolfknight on 4 December, 2012, 20:17
That had to hurt like hell. Wonder if there was any damage to the train?


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