A couple who stopped to have relations on railroad tracks in an effort "to spice up their sexual life" was subsequently run over by a train.

Authorities in the Ukranian city of Zaporizhia say the 41-year-old man and his thirtysomething girlfriend "failed to overcome their natural passion...and wanted to experience an extreme sensation near the railroad tracks."

While in the throes of ill-advised passion, the couple also failed to notice the switcher locomotive barreling down upon them.

Ukraine's Interior Ministry said the woman was killed instantly, but the man survived. He did, however, lose both his legs, and remains hospitalized in critical condition.

A local news outlet is reporting that the man will likely be charged with a crime for violating the country's rules governing railroad usage.

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