An elderly man somehow managed to survive jumping off a railway platform straight into the path of an oncoming train at a light-rail station in Dalian on Sunday afternoon.
Surveillance camera footage shows the moment that the man approaches the tracks, bends down and jumps off the platform seconds before a train arrives at the station, horrifying fellow commuters.
While onlookers thought that the man must surely have been killed by the train, he actually managed to survive by lying flat on the ground between the tracks while the train ran over him without touching him.
Afterward, the train came to a stop and firefighters soon arrived to rescue the man from underneath. He is now in stable condition. It’s not clear why he decided to step down in front of the train. An investigation is now underway.
Watch footage of the incident below:
The man was luckier than another last month who was tragically crushed to death at a Nanjing railway station after walking in front of a train to reach the platform.
[Images via Sina News]
Follow Shanghaiist on WeChat