Miraculous! San Antonio man survives being hit by train

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by Marvin Hurst / KENS 5

wwltv.com

Posted on March 14, 2011 at 9:26 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- A pedestrian walking across a set of north-side railroad tracks survived an accident that few ever live to talk about. He was hit by a train early Monday morning near Wetmore and Broadway.

"The scrapper on the front of this train scooped this guy up and carried him about 200 feet before he fell off," said Sgt. Donald Leonard.

According to Leonard, the alleged victim was walking across the tracks and may have slipped down. Investigators said the person driving Union Pacific train saw a man trying to get up. They reportedly hit him before he could.

"We just witnessed a miracle," said Sgt. Leonard. "I've never seen anybody survive that." 

The incident reportedly happened in the 9800 block of Wetmore just before 5:30. However, when officers got to the scene they could find no victim. Then, the unknown victim was discovered on Wetmore near Salado Creek still alive.

Police said he had some head trauma and broken bones. However, the victim who is described as a white male was in one piece and was responsive at the scene. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

"He's lucky," said Leonard. "This is a good ending to this story anyway."

 

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