09 April 2016
A young man from Rush, near Dublin, fell asleep on a railway track and narrowly escaped certain death thanks to a train driver who managed to slam on the emergency breaks before hitting him. He was ordered by Judge Dempsey from Balbriggan District Court to pay 150 euros to the Samaritans.
Eric Rogan, aged 22, had taken the wrong bus home after a 'session' with friends, and thought the quickest way to get home was to walk along the railway tracks. He was spotted lying asleep on the railway tracks at 12.20am by the train driver who managed to stop the train by applying the emergency brakes.