Man survives fall onto train tracks

July 10, 2008 5:16:58 AM PDT
Metro-North police say a "highly intoxicated" man who fell off the platform as a train pulled into the Brewster Village station has escaped serious injury.

Police say the train rolled right over the man but most of his injuries were the result of his fall.

The incident occurred as the train was entering the station about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The man toppled about 5 feet onto the tracks but apparently landed parallel to the rails.

A witness called 911, and firefighters were able to extricate the man from beneath the train. He was taken to Putnam Hospital.

The man's name was unavailable Wednesday.