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Thread: Another contender for the 2008 Darwin Awards

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    Senior Member AirtrafficController's Avatar
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    Another contender for the 2008 Darwin Awards

    A man who fell asleep on a South Australian railway line has woken to find a train above him.

    The 20-year-old Victorian man fell asleep between railway tracks at Port Augusta in SA's north, police say.

    A train was approaching the Tassie Street crossing about 3.40am (CDT) on Thursday when the driver saw the man laying between the tracks, a police spokesman said.

    "The driver saw a person laying between the railway tracks and immediately applied the emergency braking, resulting in the train stopping over the person," the spokesman said.

    Police and ambulance officers who attended the scene found the man trapped underneath the train but unhurt.

    He was taken to the Port Augusta Hospital but "suffered no serious or life-threatening injuries", the spokesman said. ... -1l89.html
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    Re: Another contender for the 2008 Darwin Awards

    Darwin awards are for people who die, this is just a stupid guy.
    nwa FOREVER!

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    Senior Member GrummanFan's Avatar
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    Re: Another contender for the 2008 Darwin Awards

    Personally, I've always wanted to put my camera between the tracks and hope my wireless remote has a long enough range. Laying there with it in my lap wouldn't be the smartest thing to do, but it sure as hell would be cool :D
    Shoot first, ask questions later.


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