ISTANBUL – A Turkish man says life is "beautiful" after he survived a collision between a truck and a train that was captured on security camera video.
The video, released Wednesday by Dogan news agency, shows a train ramming into a flatbed truck as it crosses train tracks in the Mediterranean port city of Mersin on Feb. 25. Propelled sideways, the truck sweeps over 32-year-old Cem Tokac, who was standing beside the tracks.
The footage shows Tokac after the accident, lying motionless on the ground. Remarkably, Tokac — as well as the truck driver — suffered only minor injuries.
"I can't remember anything about the accident," Tokac said. "I thought I was asleep. But when I woke up, I was not in my bed. I was on the ground."
Tokac, who plans to marry in April, said Feb. 25 is his new birthday.
"Life is really beautiful," he said.