Monster’s Ball Screenwriter Will Rokos survives after being hit by a train

November 2nd, 2010 - 1:02 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Los Angeles, Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is a pure miracle that Will Rokos is still alive today. The Oscar nominated screenwriter was hit by a train over the weekend. Officials at the hospital reveal that Rokos is in critical but stable condition following the Saturday accident.

The incident happened at the 14th Street station at Seventh Avenue on Saturday. Rokos was said to be waiting for the No. 2 train at the subway when the incident happened. Witnesses say Rokos was knocked by the train after he tried to peer down the tunnel. Though the driver of the train later told the police that he saw Rokos, he claims that it was too late for him to stop the train though he applied the brakes. After being knocked over by the train, Rokos tried to lift himself up but he was restrained by the bystanders.

The screenwriter was nominated for an Academy Award for his 2001 movie, Monster’s Ball which featured Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton. Haile Berry won the Best Actress Oscar Award with the movie and it was the first such award for an African-American. The Georgian born was nominated for Best Original Screenplay for his role in the movie. The 57-year-old is also an actor.

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