Huntsville man survives being run over by train

Photo Courtesy: WAFF-TV, Huntsville
Photo Courtesy: WAFF-TV, Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Talk about being lucky - a north Alabama man is alive after being run over by a train.

It happened to Arnold Romine Thursday afternoon.

Huntsville Fire and Rescue officials said a train engineer spotted the 61-year-old Romine lying across railroad ties.

Witnesses said the conductor sounded the horn and tried to stop the train.

Firefighters said by the time the coal train was stopped, 8 rail cars had passed over Romine's body.

Miraculously, he suffered what appeared to be minor injuries and was taken to Huntsville Hospital for treatment.

Its unclear why Romine was lying on the tracks.

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