Have you ever had a hangover so bad that you felt like you were hit by a train?
Scott Gore has.
Scott was at a company Christmas party last month and had one too many. According to this story by Mark Shapiro in the Maryland Gazette, Scott woke up in the wee hours of the next morning and found himself laying along side the railroad tracks in the freezing rain near the Dorsey MARC station in Howard County. He had no idea how he got there.
"It was open (bar) and I drank more than anyone needed to drink," the 21-year-old Hanover man said. "It was an awesome party … terrible morning."
I’ll say. When Scott woke up he was pretty banged up, literally.
“He was dehydrated. His head was pounding. His pants were torn and his legs were throbbing in pain.”
He was also missing a shoe.
“The hospital told Gore that the alcohol in his system actually worked to his advantage. Because his blood was thin, it was able to keep flowing to his mangled left leg, which developed a massive blood clot. He also had enough adrenaline to crawl to the road.”
The good news is that Scott is now at home recovering.
“After all of the hospital visits and surgery, Gore doesn't plan on drinking anymore and feels lucky to be alive.”
That’s probably a good idea.