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Man survives after beign flattened by a lorry

Post  Guest on Thu 5 Mar - 18:37

A Turkish man escaped with just minor injuries after being flattened by a lorry that had been hit by a speeding goods train.



Cem Tokac, circled, was pushed under the lorry as it was hit by the freight train, top



Security footage has been released showing the exact moment of impact in Mersin, Turkey.

Cem Tokac, who was standing by the rail crossing, was knocked to the ground by the force of the lorry, which passes over the top of him sending his helmet flying off.

The footage goes on to show Mr Tokac lying motionless as his friends and colleagues, fearing the worst, ran to his aid.

The 32-year-old said he remembered nothing about the incident until he saw his friends trying to help him.

"I thought that I was sleeping but when I woke up I saw myself lying on the concrete surface, not in my bed," he said. "I could hear people shouting, my friends trying to help, an ambulance arriving."

As he was presented with a cake after being released from hospital, Mr Tokac said he has a new appreciation of life.

"It was really a big experience. My new birthday is February 25, 2009, and life is really good. People must know the value of their lives, happiness with no fighting. This incident reminded me of those things."

The driver of the lorry was also wounded in the incident and is being treated in hospital for minor injuries.

Go here to see the full video:

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Turkish-Mans-Amazing-Escape-From-Train-And-Lorry-Crash-In-Mersin/Article/200903115235374?lpos=World_News_Carousel_Region_3&lid=ARTICLE_15235374_Turkish_Mans_Amazing_Escape_From_Train_And_Lorry_Crash_In_Mersin

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Post  Guest on Thu 5 Mar - 19:39

I saw that on BBC news, it was just incredible.

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Post  Guest on Tue 24 Mar - 18:56

maybe he was ok then but he coulda died since

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Post  Guest on Tue 24 Mar - 21:21

StGerald wrote: maybe he was ok then but he coulda died since

No he survived StG!! Amazing but true!!

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