Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Man in near-miss on railway line

A 20-year-old man in Australia narrowly avoided being killed after darting across railway tracks
A 20-year-old man in Australia narrowly avoided being killed after darting across railway tracks

A commuter in the Australian state of Queensland narrowly escaped being killed after crossing into the path of a train at a suburban Brisbane railway station.

The incident, which occurred in August, was captured by closed circuit television and shows the 20-year-old man darting across tracks to avoid being hit by an oncoming train.

The man ignored a barrier and warning bells and ran across the tracks as an express train was driving at around 60 kilometres (37 miles) an hour through Cannon Hill railway station.

Queensland state Transport Minister Scott Emerson said: "The message has to get out there that people are playing Russian roulette with their lives and they will lose. That is the reality."

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