Man fell asleep on railway line

People never cease to amaze me…

Quoting BBC news article:

“A drunk man who passed out across railway tracks has been fined £560 and given 180 hours community service.
Kevin Craswell used the track as a pillow and had his feet inches from the live rail at Epsom, Surrey.

Trains were disrupted and police filmed the former company director, 48, from a helicopter as he slept in March.

Neither the sound of the helicopter nor passing trains could wake Craswell, of Ashtead, Surrey, who admitted obstructing the railway by neglect.

Redhill magistrates heard a train went past Craswell’s head, but he did not wake up.

‘No harm intended’

Craswell was taken to hospital after the incident on 3 March, and it was found he had consumed a potentially lethal amount of alcohol and was suffering from hypothermia.

He had faced up to six months in prison when he appeared in court.

But magistrate Ron Fewtrell said although he was aware of the potential risk to rail users, he did not believe Craswell intended to harm people.”

The full article can be found at: Man fell asleep on railway line – BBC News.

1 thought on “Man fell asleep on railway line

  1. Neither the sound of the helicopter nor passing trains could wake Craswell, of Ashtead, Surrey, who admitted obstructing the railway by neglect.

    The passing trains part is pretty fucking amazing.  I can hear trains from what seem to be miles away sometimes.

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