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Train-Hopping SoCal Woman Loses Arm, Toes After Night Of Drinking

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SAN DIEGO (CBS) — A Southland woman who tried to jump aboard a moving freight train after a night of partying is in the hospital recovering from surgery on Tuesday.

KNX 1070’s Tom Reopelle reports the 27-year-old woman was maimed after an evening spent drinking at bars in Little Italy in San Diego.

The woman and her 34-year-old male companion wanted to hop on a passing freight train traveling at an estimated 7 miles per hour through the neighborhood near California and Beech streets.

“The male was able to catch the train, but he looked back and the female had apparently been hit by a tanker car,” said San Diego Police Lt. David Gilmore.

When the man jumped off the train and pulled the woman off the tracks, he saw the woman’s right arm and toes had been amputated.

She was rushed to Scripps Mercy Hospital for treatment.

Sheriff’s deputies and police are investigating the incident.

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