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Man Cheats Death After Crossing Train Tracks -- Then Gets Fined for It

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"It is illegal and it is risky behaviour ..."

He was apparently only clipped by the train, but the situation could have been much worse. (Image via Courier Press video screenshot)

An Australian man who walked in front of a speeding train -- and miraculously was missed -- last month isn't getting away as cleanly as he might have hoped.

CCTV video shows the Brisbane man slipping through gates that blocked pedestrians from the train tracks at a station in Cannon Hill.

man missed by train The Brisbane man faces a fine for ignoring blocks to cross the tracks. (Image via Courier Press video screenshot)

The footage shows the train passing him just seconds after he was on the track with the rush of wind -- and perhaps shock -- knocking him to the ground.

man missed by train He was apparently only clipped by the train, but the situation could have been much worse. (Image via Courier Press video screenshot)

The incident occurred on August 10 with the man's leg being clipped, the Courier Mail reported.

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For going through the pedestrian block, the man went to court this month to face charges and received a more than $2,200 fine (slightly more than $2,000 in U.S. dollars).

"The incident shows how easy it is for a pedestrian to miss the danger of a second oncoming train and taking an unthinkable risk which could have been fatal," Transport Minister Scott Emerson said, according to the Courier Mail.

"It is illegal and it is risky behaviour that endangers not only their lives but also the lives of train crew and passengers."

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