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Train hits, injures man in Kenly

Posted May 20, 2010

— Kenly police said a man lost both legs Wednesday night when a train hit him.

Police Chief Josh Gibson said it was unclear why James McRoy, of Arizona, was on the tracks.

The conductor of a CSX train called police to report that he had hit something just before 11 p.m. He stopped the train, and, while searching along the tracks, he found McRoy.

McRoy was taken to a hospital. His condition was not available Thursday afternoon.

Train service resumed as normal Thursday morning.


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  • Not_So_Dumb May 20, 2010

    "Have you people ever heard of a liquid called alcohol? You wouldn't think so."

    Sure have. Doesn't change the facts, just makes them more likely to occur.

  • news4u May 20, 2010

    abc11 has the video

  • bjs0806 May 20, 2010

    maybe the man's vehicle broke down on the tracks....

  • oldrwizr May 20, 2010

    Have you people ever heard of a liquid called alcohol? You wouldn't think so.

  • john283594 May 20, 2010

    You have to be slow to get hit by a train...

  • batricia1 May 20, 2010

    You should know were they are headed they dont off road very well. get off the tracks.

  • McLovin May 20, 2010

    how do you not know a train is coming?? Even if you were listening to music or you are deaf, there are still vibrations. I mean...imagine going in to work two weeks later after getting hit by a train...awkward.......

  • YA RECKON May 20, 2010

    Name not released, 30's, Arizona. ? Hmmmm

    There is only one place you can get hit by a train,,,


  • Not_So_Dumb May 20, 2010

    We have a couple of incidents involving trains lately, and the wording of the headlines has been the same. "Train hits _____." While that may be technically accurate, it isn't reflective of the true nature of cashes involving trains. The headlines should be "______ in train path hit." It isn't like we don't all know where the train is going to go. Those big, shiny metal rails are a dead giveaway. Trains don't actively hit things unless they derail. Incidents like this and the others lately are cases where something or someone is in the path of the train.