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Polish cyclist collides with high speed train, somehow survives

Polish officials have released shocking footage as a warning against reckless behavior near railways.

A cyclist was caught on Polish Railway CCTV cameras on Nov. 5 as he circumvented a lowered barrier at a railway crossing and was hit by an approaching high-speed train.

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The footage shows him being knocked off his bike and landing unconscious a few feet off the tracks.

The name of the 26-year-old cyclist was not released.

Railway spokesman Miroslaw Siemieniec said that the man survived and was fined by the police.

– With files from the Associated Press

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