THIS shocking footage shows a man lying down on a railway track and letting a train run over him — for fun. The video, posted on YouTube, shows him position himself lengthways between the tracks while the carriages thunder over the top of him. In the 56-second clip, the man, who is wearing a hooded jacket, dark trousers and black shoes, is seen looking up nervously as a freight train can be heard approaching in the background. After it spends 20 seconds thundering past, mere inches from his head, the man casually checks himself for injuries, jumps up, collects his camera and runs off. In the background viewers can hear the train screech to a halt out of shot. While it is uncertain whether the video was shot in the UK, Network Rail today branded the stunt as "stupidity in the extreme". A spokesman said: "It doesn't bear thinking about what would have happened if the turbulence created had swept the man's coat up into the underside of the train. "Not only that but think about the effect on the train driver who believes he has just killed somebody. "Nobody who has any regard for their own safety or the feelings of others should attempt a stunt like this. "It is stupidity in the extreme." Most YouTube users were also outraged, with many branding the video's 'star' — who appears to be in his 20s — as "crazy" and an idiot. Many said they thought he would not live long if he continued indulging his death-defying hobby. One wrote: "Dude i will never do that in my life because 1 slightest movement could get you ripped to pieces." Another added: "How bored, dumb and suicidal do you have to be to try something like this? "If you're that dumb you shouldn't be allowed outside, and if you want to die that much seek help."
Source: The Sun