A Portland-area bicyclist who survived getting hit by a MAX train has a message: never wear headphones while crossing a light-rail intersection.
The Oregonian reports Ian Sutherland was so happy to be alive that he posted "I just got hit by the MAX and lived to tell the tale" on Reddit.
Sutherland says he was on his way to work Wednesday, got off at his regular stop in suburban Gresham, got on his bike and went to cross the intersection before his train left. He was listening to music on his headphones.
He says his body was dead center in the tracks when he saw the train just 20 feet away. He turned sharply, pushing himself and his bike backward. A corner of the train hit his shoulder, his backside and his bike's back wheel. Emergency workers rushed to help him. He says he's sore, but fine.
TriMet spokeswoman Roberta Altstadt spotted the Reddit post and thanked him for his safety message.