- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - A man is recovering after one of his legs was severed by a train that hit him as he was lying on railroad tracks that pass through Longmont.

The Longmont Times-Call reports (https://goo.gl/egEJpS ) the BNSF train crew noticed the 22-year-old man lying across the tracks in an industrial area in the southwestern part of the city Wednesday night. They hit the emergency brake, but the train was unable to stop in time.

When police arrived, they discovered that the man’s left leg had been amputated and his right leg was caught under the train.

Police Cmdr. Joel Post says the man acknowledged that he had been drinking alcohol, although no test was taken at the scene.

The train was traveling about 20 mph when the crew spotted the man.

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Information from: Daily Times-Call, https://timescall.com/

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