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Czech Pensioner Unharmed After Being Hit By Train - Though His Shoe Dramatically Flies Off (VIDEO)

24/04/2014 11:21 BST | Updated 24/04/2014 11:59 BST

A Czech pensioner has cheated death after being clipped by a train as he tried to nip through a closed rail crossing.

Security footage shows the 77-year-old being knocked forward as the locomotive whizzes past him in the Czech Republic town of Rájec-Jestřebí.

Meanwhile his shoe is flung high into the air, coming to rest some yards away from him.

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Thar she goes: The man suffered a minor leg injury. But lost a shoe

After waiting for the train to pass, he scrambles back up and begins to hunt for his shoe.

According to the video's uploader, police spokeswoman Iva Blanenská Šebková said: "The man was very lucky, he suffered a leg injury, but there is no danger to life."

Disturbingly, the occupants of a car within shot simply drive through the barriers without stopping to enquire after the old chap.