Emergency brakes save elderly man's life in train collision
An elderly man had a narrow escape after being hit by a train in canton Aargau.
The 75-year-old was crossing the tracks near the Uerkenbrücke station when the train was approaching. The driver slammed on the emergency brakes and the train hit the man at a fairly low speed. He suffered minor head injuries.
Police say the train driver’s quick reactions probably saved the man’s life. Investigations are underway.