Tuesday, June 10, 2008

When nothing seems to go right

This is just sad, in an ironic, sad, depressing sort of way.

On the wrong track...

A depressed man tried to end it all by getting run over by a train in Italy - but lay down on the wrong set of tracks.

Martin Rapos, 31, settled onto the rails at Deiva Marina waiting for the express train to Genoa to hit him at more than 100mph.

Instead he watched it tear past him at high speed on another set of tracks beside him.

The train driver spotted Slovakian-born Mr Rapos and called police who took him to hospital where he is being treated for depression.

A police spokesman said: "He had planned his suicide very carefully and knew exactly when the train was due - he just mixed up the tracks."