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Blind man falls onto Los Angeles subway track as train arrives in station, escapes uninjured

Authorities in Los Angeles say it's "miraculous" that a blind man escaped uninjured after falling onto the tracks at a subway station as a train was arriving.

The driver of the Los Angeles Metro Red Line train hit the brakes when the man fell from the platform Thursday, but the train didn't stop until the second car had passed over the 47-year-old.

Metro spokesman Paul Gonzales says the man "lay flat as the train passed over him" and was untouched as a result. Gonzales says it's "a miraculous occurrence."

A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Fire Department says the man had no obvious injuries, but he was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

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