Trains have long been a staple of our travel, shipping and overall culture. Over the centuries, trains have grown and expanded, from modest steam-powered versions of old to modern, technologically advanced driverless trains that today effortlessly cross continents and serve as the backbone of our transportation infrastructure.
In fact, many trains are fully automated today. But even with modern technology, it is very difficult to slow them down in a short time. Anything that gets in their way is probably a not so nice collision if it does not get out of the way quickly.
Some statistics are quite surprising for trains. Did you know that a person or vehicle in the United States is hit by a train every two hours? This includes the most catastrophic accident ̵
About 1,000 people a year are killed in train accidents. Sometimes the person who hit the train survives and tells what it was like:
10 Sebring, Florida
In one of the most unusual cases in which someone was hit by a train, a 34-year-old Woman in Sebring, Florida, ran along the track on August 17, 2018 just before 5:30. The woman was suddenly hit by a passing train she had not seen.
Almost unbelievable The woman was still conscious after that and was able to call paramedics to let them know she was injured. Almost at the same time another call came to the rescue services: it was the train crew that reported meeting someone on the line. 
When paramedics arrived, they had to dig through some groves to find the woman. She was off the beaten path. Nevertheless, they managed to take her to the hospital and treat her injuries. Imagine, you could tell this story for the rest of your life.
9 Eugene Barb
In the middle of the night, October 3, 2018, in Cincinnati, Ohio, 43-year-old Eugene Barb ran down the railroad tracks after drinking heavily. To put it simply, Barb was drunk. As an oncoming train descended on him, the stumbling Barb tried to leave the tracks. But he did not make it on time and the train hit him.
A man on the train reported seeing Eugene Barb hanging his legs over the railing that ran alongside the railroad tracks, and as the train approached, Barb fell out of sight. The man heard a thump, the train that hit Barb. 
The man got off the train to see if Barb was alright and immediately knew what had happened. Surprisingly, Barb was not just in the general direction of the man. Barb looked at the man, then turned and stumbled away drunk.
The railroad authorities found Barb near the accident hours later, but they did not charge him with abuse. It seems that punishment by train is a punishment enough.
8 Darryle Lake
Darryle Lake is one of the more interesting stories about a survivor who has come in direct contact with a moving train. One of the main causes of pedestrian accidents or people in vehicles is headphones – people just do not hear the train coming too late.
This was the case with the 22-year-old lake. He was hit in August 2013 when his headphones prevented him from hearing the approaching train until it was too late. 
See ran casually on the tracks and heard music as the screaming mass of The Raging Metal slammed straight into him at 177 km / h. It threw Lake like a toy over six feet, and the troop pulled his shoes off his body. They landed at a distance of about 46 meters.
Although he can not remember being hit at all, See was aware and in tune with the arrival of the police. He was fine except for a few broken bones.
7 The Manhattan Incident
In mid-December 2017, an unidentified 41-year-old man was hit by a train in Manhattan at worst by a train. He was standing on the platform of the New York subway on Union Square when two men crossed the tracks to attack him. They hit him in the head and fled the scene. 
When he was beaten, the 41-year-old victim fell to the ground and his head disappeared into no-man's-land. At that moment, the southbound Q-train hit him right on the head and broke his skull. He bled, as one would expect, when someone is hit by a train.
Miraculously, the man was okay. The police followed the incident by releasing a video of the two men's subway cameras, hoping to capture the victim's victims.
6 Chicago, Illinois
In December 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, a man stepped onto the railroad tracks at 71st Street / South Exchange Avenue. He simply did not see the oncoming train.
The man went straight into the train's train and was hit. The force knocked him to the ground on the rocks surrounding the rails. That was when the spectator Terrence Sims approached the still-conscious victim. The man asked, "What happened?" Sims replied, "They were hit by a train." 
The man simply said, "Close." Sims replied, "Yes." Was the extent of their exchange. Sims called 911 and waited with the man until the help came.
5 Martha Sharp
In November 2018, 36-year-old Martha Sharp was hit by a train on her butt. The only reason she survived was that the train hit the left side of her body and drove her away from the tracks and the moving train instead of sucking her to be crushed by the train's massive wheels.
The incident occurred at 4: 04 PM on East Fort Wayne Street in Warsaw, Indiana. Sharp was taken to the hospital and treated for cuts due to a moving train on her head. 
4 Opole, Poland
In November 2015, a man was hit by a train in a terrible incident that was arrested at CCTV in Opole, Poland. The video is shocking. It shows the man approaching the railroad tracks on his bike, just as a raging train seems to come out of nowhere. The cyclist runs straight into the driving monster.
The incident's CCTV video was released on YouTube in December 2015, quickly adding over one million views. The footage shows the man who was immediately started off his bike at breakneck speed. It's a miracle he survived the accident – but he did. 
3 Melbourne, Australia
Probably the most wonderful survival story on this list was recorded on CCTV in Melbourne, Australia. In October 2009, the person who had hit the train was a six-month-old baby – and experienced the incident.
As the train approached, the baby was sitting in a stroller that was just a little too close to the train station. When the child's mother looked away for a moment as she pulled on her pants, the stroller rolled into the path of an oncoming train.
The baby and stroller were carried 30 meters long on the metal chains. The driver had desperately stepped on the brakes, but it was difficult to stop trains quickly.
When it finally came to a standstill, everyone was surprised that the baby was still alive and only had a head butt. The authorities said the six-month need only a good meal and a nap. 
2 Elijah Anderson
Elijah Anderson was just four years old when doctors in Atlanta called him Superman. On November 5, 2009 Elijah was traveling with his dog Poochy, as the Jack Russell Terrier ran towards the railway tracks. Elijah tried to catch the dog when an oncoming train 1,594 meters long hit the boy at 48 kilometers per hour. Elijah did not even see it coming. He was too focused on bringing Poochy home safely. 
When paramedics arrived, they took Elijah to the hospital. He was treated for a concussion and received stitches in his head. Surprisingly, his condition was improved from critical to stable within 24 hours. Two days later, the boy was back home and returned to a normal life with Poochy. The dog was unhurt and came home shortly after the accident.
1 Friendship Heights Station
The accident at Friendship Heights Station in Washington, DC, caused great delays and almost brought with it the life of the woman who had been hit by the train. In the wheelchair she approached the platform and got on the train like every other day. However, this day would take a drastic turn for the worse.
CCTV video from the station recorded this event when the woman went a little too far. She drove off the platform and onto the tracks-right into an oncoming Red Line train that pushed the wheelchair-bound woman away. The staff quickly interrupted the power supply. They found her still alive and took her to the hospital to be treated for her injuries.