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Turkish Man Survives Train & Truck Collision

Posted by nonanswers on March 4, 2009

Turkish man survives truck, train collision

A Turkish man says life is “beautiful” after he survived a collision between a truck and a train that was captured on security camera video.

The video, released Wednesday by Dogan news agency, shows a train ramming into a flatbed truck as it crosses train tracks in the Mediterranean port city of Mersin on Feb. 25. Propelled sideways, the truck sweeps over 32-year-old Cem Tokac, who was standing beside the tracks.

The footage shows Tokac after the accident, lying motionless on the ground. Remarkably, Tokac — as well as the truck driver — suffered only minor injuries.

“I can’t remember anything about the accident,” Tokac said. “I thought I was asleep. But when I woke up, I was not in my bed. I was on the ground.”

Tokac, who plans to marry in April, said Feb. 25 is his new birthday.

Here is the video


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