Sleeping man run over on tracks, survives

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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – It's being described as a miracle on the tracks, as a sleeping man survives being run over by a train.  It seems the noise of an oncoming train did not wake a young man passed out on the tracks near Mansfield Road and Kingston in Shreveport around 3:00 A.M.   The conductor told emergency responders there was no way to stop in time as he approached the figure lying directly in his path, and yet by the time firefighters arrived, he'd rolled off the tracks and out from under the train without a scratch!

The man's name has not been released.  According to the Shreveport Fire Captain on the scene, he claimed to live nearby, and was given a ride home by police.

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