Exactly five years before his death, Charles Dickens survived the Staplehurst rail crash in Staplehurst, Kent, England.
The accident, which happened on June 9, 1865, and left 10 people dead and 40 injured, made Dickens a public hero for his efforts in rescuing and comforting his fellow passengers. Unfortunately, the experience rattled him to the core.
Thereafter, Dickens avoided train travel, choosing alternative modes of transportation whenever he could. The accident also inspired him to author a ghost story about railroad crashes titled, "The Signal-Man."
Dickens died of a stroke precisely five years later, on June 9, 1870; he was 58.
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