Drunk woman survives two trains travelling over her

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A drunken passenger who fell on the tracks at a train station in Newcastle survived two trains travelling over her.

The 44-year-old woman was on the tracks at Byker Metro station but went unnoticed due to her dark clothing and the torrential rain.

Sky Tyne and Wear reports that the train wheels passed within inches of her head.

She is receiving treatment at Royal Victoria Infirmary and police have launched an investigation into the incident.

Speaking to The Northern Echo, Sharon Kelly of DB Regio Tyne and Wear which operates Metro stations, said: "We are working closely with the police on the investigation regarding a female who appeared to be intoxicated and trespassed on to the line at Byker.

"As a matter of course with any serious incident, the drivers involved were temporarily released from duty as we carried out our internal investigation."

The Chronicle Live reports that it was the second driver who noticed something on the track between the rails.

The driver stopped the train immediately and contacted emergency services.

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