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Alarming video has emerged of an elderly man nearly being struck by a train at a Brisbane rail crossing.
The hearing-impaired man can be seen on CCTV pushing through a safety gate after a train passes at Wynnum station.
But unbeknownst to him, an express train was roaring down the tracks.
Queensland Rail worker Tom Keown spotted the man and managed to stop him, just centimetres from danger.
“The fight or flight factor kicked in and I made my way over to him,” Mr Keown said.
“I’m pretty sure he would have been killed, a fatality.
“For quite a few hours I was pretty shaken, just at the thought of … what nearly occurred.”
The incident is one of a recent spate around the state’s train stations, and Queensland Rail is urging commuters to be more careful.
“The consequences of the one time they don’t see a train coming, it can have devastating effects,” spokesman John Powys said.
More than 100 people have already been fined for ignoring safety regulations around train stations.
The on-the-spot fine for walking through a closed emergency gate is $235.
This article first appeared on www.9news.com.au
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