Michigan City, IN – A man hit by a train going 110 is currently recovering in a hospital with minor, non-threatening injuries. Maybe I need to say that again: A man hit by a train going 110 is currently recovering in a hospital with minor, non-threatening injuries.
Yeah, it doesn’t sound any less crazy.
Darryle See, 22, was hit by a Chicago-bound Amtrak train going 110 mph on Friday, the force of which sent him flying 20 feet from the track. He was listening to music on his headphones and walking along the tracks early Friday afternoon, said authorities.
The conductors blared the train’s horn multiple times before slamming on the emergency breaks, but by the time they struck See, they were still topping off at over 100 miles per hour. Everyone involved pretty much regards See’s survival as an absolute miracle.
“It was absolutely amazing,” said LaPorte County Police Maj. John Boyd. “I’ve seen a number of people get hit by trains and it’s never a good thing.”
After he was struck, See appeared to have a broken arm and was bleeding, but he was able to sit up and coherently explain what had happened to the police on the scene.
He was taken to a hospital in South Bend, Indiana on Saturday with “one or two” fractures and injuries to his neck, but none of his injuries are life-threatening.
What do you think of Darryle See? Luckiest man alive, Superman, or is there some kind of immortality devil pact at work here? In all seriousness, leave us your thoughts and incredible “close call” stories in the comments below.