Sleepy drunk literally gets legless – after train hits him

A drunken man lost a leg after he was run over by a subway train while trying to sleep it off beneath a platform in Woodside, Queens, the New York Post reports.

Cops say that in the early hours of the morning the 26-year-old man tried to tuck himself under a part of the train platform where he wouldn’t be noticed and dozed off.

But his resting place was right next to the tracks, and the man’s leg was run over by a train.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he is expected to survive (minus a leg).


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