Does having sex on train tracks — perhaps the direct opposite of the mile-high club — sound like a good idea?
A middle-aged couple — instead of a some reckless teenagers as might be expected — in the Eastern European nation of Ukraine returning from a party found out otherwise when they were run over by an oncoming train.
The woman died instantly at the died at the scene after the train barreled into them, while her boyfriend survived but lost both of his legs in his horrific accident.
The lovers were supposedly drunk at the time, Yahoo reports.
The pair “failed to overcome their natural passion when walking home … and wanted to experience an extreme sensation near the railroad tracks,” the country’s Interior Ministry cited the surviving victim as telling police, according to RIA Novisti.
The woman who lost her life in the incident was described as being in her 30s, while the male survivor is 41 and is undergoing treatment at a local hospital where he is in critical condition. He may also be charged with “violating the country’s rules governing railroad usage,” Gawker reports, which in another account is described as trespassing.
Police have not as yet released any names in the incident that occurred Saturday morning in the city of Zaporozhye. The city is the sixth largest in Ukraine with a population of about 700,000 and is an important industrial center for the country.
Various media outlets have reported on a similar incident in South Africa in 2008 when a couple getting busy were run over by a freight train. “The driver of the train said he hooted his horn at them but they “continued their business.'”
[top image credit: LimoWreck]