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Getting struck by a train and surviving is by any measure a miracle in my book.

An Ohio man, 52, is recovering after being struck by a train Wednesday night near the intersection of Third Street and Western Avenue in Dayton.

Several homeless people were walking down the tracks as a train approached, police said. He was unable to get out of way in time and the train struck his shoulder.

His injuries appear to be non-life threatening. No further information is available at this time.

It can take a mile or more to stop a train, so a locomotive engineer who suddenly sees you ahead has little chance to stop in time. Read more train safety tips.

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