Woman survives train rolling over her in Colorado

RELATED TOPICS: WEST | UNION PACIFIC | SAFETY | COLORADO
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A woman sleeping on railroad tracks on Sunday evening escaped injury after part of a Union Pacific train passed over her.

Lands End Fire Protection District Fire Chief Brian Lurvey tells the Daily Sentinel that the woman was wearing earphones and did not hear the train approaching. The first locomotive in the consist rolled over her before the crew could stop the train.

The women was able to move out from underneath the train and walk way. She declined to be examined by emergency personnel and did not inform them of her reason for sleeping between the tracks.

Lurvey says that he was contacted by a Union Pacific special agent regarding the incident, but does not known whether the woman was issued a trespassing citation by Union Pacific.

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