Man asleep on tracks loses hand in train accident

Emergency crews were called around 7:30 a.m. near Dimmit St. and S. Presa St.

A local man has lost his hand after a train stopped on top of it early Tuesday morning.
A local man has lost his hand after a train stopped on top of it early Tuesday morning.

SAN ANTONIO – A local man has lost his hand after a train stopped on top of it early Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred around 7:30 a.m. near Dimmit Street and South Presa Street.

According to police, the man had been sleeping between the rails before the train stopped on the man’s hand.

Authorities said the engineer attempted to stop the train in time, but that man ended up being caught underneath.

Firefighters at the scene worked to move the train so they so they could take the man to an area hospital.

Authorities said the injured man did not have ID. The San Antonio Police Department along with Union Pacific are now investigating the collision.

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