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Man survives run-in with train

Posted June 18, 2008

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— Raleigh fire and police departments responded to a report of a man hit by a train just after noon on Wednesday.

When they arrived on the scene at West Jones Street and Glenwood Avenue, they found the man walking around and talking, apparently uninjured in the encounter.

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  • Slip Kid Jun 18, 2008

    Police and Fire Departments also responded to a fallen tree, but discovered it standing and that it was only blowing in the wind. Earlier a tree had fallen, but nobody heard it. But, in an unrelated sotry, a man was still wrong.

    There, my story has as much 'point' to it as this one...

  • DougWare.NET Jun 18, 2008

    When I was younger, I had to recover a fatality that had been hit by an Amtrak. It knocked the guy out of it baseball cap and tennis shows.

    This guy was LUCKY!

  • Handle With Care Jun 18, 2008

    I have seen people go between the box cars, when it is slow enough.I thought train could not block the road for more than 5 minutes, if that is true it does not apply to this intersection. If you see a train there you might as well take Hillsborough St.

  • frayedknot Jun 18, 2008

    The trains move about 5mph through that area sometimes. It probably just bumped him.

  • cuteboyd Jun 18, 2008

    He must have been Superman!