Woman's leg severed in train accident, security guard credited with saving her life

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SAN ANTONIO – A woman was taken to an area hospital in stable condition after her leg was severed in a train accident.

Police said the woman was walking near train tracks at West Martin and North Medina streets when she was clipped by a train. The woman was pulled under the train and one of her legs was severed in the accident.

A security guard at Haven for Hope saw what happened and rushed to apply a tourniquet to the woman's injury. 

Police said the security guard's quick thinking may have saved the woman's life.