Man on tracks gets legs severed by train

Man's condition serious after legs severed by train

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A man is fighting for his life after police say he was run over by a train Sunday night.

It happened just before 10:30 p.m. near the intersection of Mansfield Road and Midway Avenue.

The man, identified as 32-year-old Derrick Mack was allegedly on the railroad tracks when he was struck by the southbound train. Investigators believe alcohol was a factor in why the man was on tracks.

The train operator reportedly saw something on the tracks and tried to stop the train. Once it came to a stop that's when he discovered Mack and called 911.

Police say Mack's legs were severed and he was taken to a Shreveport hospital with life-threatening injuries.

At last check, police say Mack was in surgery but investigators plan on following up with him for more information about the crash.

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