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Alabama Woman Miraculously Survives Train After Falling Asleep On Railroad Tracks

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An Alabama woman who passed out drunk on a set of railroad tracks managed to survive being run over by a train on Wednesday.

Police responding to a report of a person hit by a train at 9:10 a.m. were shocked to find that not only was 22-year-old Lynsey Horne, of Salem, completely unharmed, but she had even slept through the whole ordeal, WTVM-TV reported.

What may have saved Horne’s life, Capt. Lorenza Dorsey says, is her small size and  the fact that the train passing over the woman contained only one car and two engines.

"You can absolutely call it a miracle,” Dorsey told the news station. “Luckily it was only two engines and a car, it was not a long freight train. Plus, because of her small build and stature she was able to lay in a way that she was not struck by the train or hit by another object from the train. She is very, very fortunate and lucky to not have been injured."

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Horne faces charges for disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Police stopped the train, an ambulance came to the scene and a helicopter was put on standby, AL.com reported.

She was taken to a hospital where doctors found no visible injuries. It is unclear how or why Horne ended up on the tracks, police say.

“I’ve been here 28 years and never had a train run over an individual between the tracks,” Dorsey was quoted by The Auburn Plainsman as saying.

Sources: WTVM, AL.com, The Auburn Plainsman