Skip to comments.Man hit by train says he's lucky to survive (Minnesota Drunken Idiot Alert!)
Posted on 09/08/2008 5:03:25 PM PDT by MplsSteve
In what may be the biggest understatement since "Houston, we've had a problem" echoed through the cosmos 38 years ago, a Sauk Rapids man said today from his hospital bed that he's lucky to be alive after being struck by a freight train.
Christopher Gilhoi, 30, was lying between the tracks when the train, "traveling slower than usual," ran over him Saturday night as he walked home from an evening at the bar with friends.
Gilhoi said he remembers almost nothing from the incident, chalking up his foggy memory to the concussion he suffered and being "relatively drunk" at the time.
He did recall that when the train stopped near 1st Street S. and Railroad Avenue, he was underneath one of the cars.
"Just lucky, I guess," is how he summed up his survival, yet "stupid for being there in the first place."
Gilhoi is in St. Cloud Hospital in fair condition. Along with the concussion, Gilhoi ticked off a long list of injuries that included a mangled ankle, a cracked vertebrae, and other scrapes and bruises.
"All in all, I came out pretty good -- from what people tell me," he said.
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Hold Muy beer
At least he didn’t wake up and try to sit up while the train was going over.
I’m just grateful there were no train tracks on my route home when I was a young drunk.
Fate: protector of fools, children, and ...
‘lying between the tracks when the train, “traveling slower than usual,” ran over him Saturday night as he walked home’
Wait a minute. What?
Lying, or walking? Do they mean he was fumbling his way home and incidentally lay down between the tracks for a rest on the way?
Idiot. For getting drunk. Drunkenness really is overrated.
Although, at least he apparently was LYING UNDER the train, instead of actually “hit”. If he was actually hit, no way he’d survive. Trust me.
Two out of three ain't bad . . . .
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