Homeless man survives two accidents

Sept. 24, 2008 at 1:24 PM
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BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A homeless man in Boulder, Colo., is still alive despite being struck by a car and a train in a seven-hour period, police said Wednesday.

Boulder Police Sgt. Jim MacPherson said 46-year-old Robert Evans was first struck by a hit-and-run driver while riding his bicycle and treated for minor injuries at an area hospital early Wednesday, The Denver Post reported.

MacPherson said after being discharged from the hospital, the homeless man was struck by a train while heading back to his makeshift home. The police sergeant said while the impact knocked Evans into a nearby creek, it did not appear to cause any significant injuries.

"There was no indication he received serious injuries," he told the Post.

MacPherson said perhaps having survived both potentially fatal accidents with such limited injuries was a sign Evans' luck had changed for the better.

"I hope he goes and buys a lottery ticket because he's the luckiest man on the face of the Earth," he told the newspaper.

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