Portland man trying to hop on train has leg severed

PORTLAND (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old Portland man's leg was severed when he was struck by a train.

Police say it appears the man was trying to hop onto the freight train in the city at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday when he fell off and his leg was severed.

Residents of nearby homes heard the man's cries for help and called police.

The first officer on the scene applied a tourniquet which Lt. Gary Hutcheson says likely saved the man's life. He was taken to Maine Medical Center and is expected to survive. His name was not immediately made public.

The Boston and Maine Railroad Police are investigating, but police noted that walking along the tracks is considered trespassing.

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Steve  Dosh's picture

Portland man trying to hop on train has leg severed

OMG noon hst ?
Lucky he wasn't kilt ?  Trains run in to ho bos backing up as the ho bos are picking up metal scraps on the track for re sale . They do not see you
"ho boh " [ whoreboy ? ]
Not only that but a train hits a car or truck every 90 mins in the very U S of A trying to race across the tracks . In fact, s u i c i d e s kill more people in America than car accidents these days
Serious ! ƒact ? http://www.mainenarrowgauge.org/
/s an AMTRAK ® Guest member , Steve Dosh and ohana
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