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Man loses leg after being hit by train in Slidell

2 years 7 months 23 hours ago Sunday, November 21 2021 Nov 21, 2021 November 21, 2021 4:46 PM November 21, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

SLIDELL - A man lost his leg after being hit by a train Saturday night.

Slidell Police Department said the 66-year-old man, who is possibly suffering from dementia, appeared to be sleeping on the train tracks around 9:30 p.m. shortly before he was hit.

Officers applied a tourniquet to the man's leg and took him to a hospital, where he is in critical condition. Doctors told officers that the man would have died had they not found him when they did.

No passengers on the train were injured.

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