Man’s arm severed by train after being assaulted, left unconscious on tracks

Man’s arm severed by train after being assaulted, left unconscious on tracks
Published: Jul. 15, 2022 at 10:00 AM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Police say a man was hit by a train in Lexington, severing his arm.

It happened around 9:10 Friday morning on the railroad overpass in the area of N. Broadway and W. Loudoun.

Police say the man told them he was assaulted near the tracks and was unconscious when the train came through.

The man was taken to an area hospital, but they don’t know his current condition. However, police say he was able to give them a statement.

Police say the collision between the train and the man is being investigated by the R J Corman Railroad Police Department.

While R J Corman police couldn’t share more about this incident, they did give a statement to WKYT pointing out that railroad right-of-way is private property and trespassing-related issues have become a growing problem for them.

Anyone with information about the assault is asked to call the Lexington Police Department at (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 tips app available at p3tips.com.

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