Saturday, 19. April 2014
18. 02. 14. - 14:00
A 35-year-old Irish tourist was killed after being hit by a train on the way home from a night out in the popular Austrian ski resort of Zell am See in Salzburg.
On the way home to his holiday apartment located near the Schmittenhöhe ski lift it is thought the man accidentally wandered onto the train tracks - the train driver made an emergency stop but was unable to avoid hitting the man.
Local police commander Kurt Möschl confirmed the incident but refused to give a name for the man.
He confirmed the train had tried to make an emergency stop but it was too late. The Irishman saw the train and tried to jump out of the way from the right to the left side of the tracks.
But what he hadn't seen was the train was coming from the left side. it hit the man, killing him instantly and dragging his body 100 metres down the track until it could stop.
The man was identified by friends he was travelling with.
The train driver needed psychological treatment.
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