Distraught French woman's rail suicide bid ends in 'miracle'
The quick reactions of a train driver saved a woman from succeeding Thursday in a desperate rail track suicide bid.STRASBOURG, France, March 1', 2008 - The quick reactions of a train
driver saved a French woman in her 40s from succeeding Thursday in a desperate
rail track suicide bid, police said.
"She was lucky, you could say God was by her side," said an officer in
Hochfelden, near Strasbourg in eastern France, adding that her survival was a
The distraught woman had sought to end her life by standing firm on the
tracks -- only for the driver to slam on the brakes, with the train coming to
a halt just centimetres, or inches, from her body.
After the driver called in the emergency services, the woman was taken to
hospital with the regional passenger train able to continue on its way.