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Police: Teen Loses Legs as She Tries to Board Train

(Colorado)- Police say A 17-year-old Colorado State University student lost both her legs when she and three friends tried to get on a freight train and fell underneath it.

The accident occurred in the town of Longmont.

One of her three friends was briefly dragged by the train, but he only suffered only minor injuries.

Train speed limits throughout the town are 25 mph. It is not known exactly how fast the train was going at the time of the accident.

The injured student was taken toLongmontUnitedHospitalby ambulance and then flown toDenvershe is believed to be  conscious and able to talk.

No names have been released, but the Longmore Police Commander said the three males with her were between 17 to 20 years old.

Authorities stated the male who was dragged by the train was cited for trespassing, as was another one of the males.   A third male made it aboard the train and his whereabouts are still unknown.

The commander said he did not know if the female would be cited.

“She’s got enough issues to worry about,” he said.

By: South Carolina Accident Attorney Pete Strom

About Pete Strom

Defending criminal charges including drug crimes, DUI, CDV, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, computer crimes, money laundering, and juvenile crimes, Pete also handles Federal and State investigations. Representing individuals in Civil Matters including Class Actions, Personal Injury, Qui Tam Actions, Defective Products, Nursing Home Neglect, and Professional Licensing Defense cases. Joseph Preston “Pete” Strom, Jr., the managing partner at Strom Law Firm, L.L.C., has been fighting for justice since 1984.

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