Two males involved in separate area train accidents in April. The first, from early April involved a man, 53, who was hit by a tran and stuck underneath. The last update from police shows that he was critically injured but that was considered stable by attending physicians. After being freed from the train, the man was rushed to a local hospital and spent several hours in surgery. The accident happened at Record St., and Sixth St. near Reno’s downtown.
Ren police stated that the conductor of the train had ample time to warn the man to get off of the train tracks and get to safety, but the man either didn’t hear the screaming conductor and roaring train or simply ignored them in the rail injury in Reno.
While the conductor saw the man on the tracks he attempted to stop the train, but the heavy 800 ton train takes a significant distance to stop at nearly any speed. In fact, because of the numerous amount of people struck, clipped and grazed by trains in the Reno downtown area, trains only travel through downtown at very slow speeds – 10 miles per hour to reduce train accidents in Northern Nevada.
The area sees a lower number of train accidents in Washoe County due to the train trench that was dug in downtown Reno in the early 2000s. The first train to run through the Reno train trench went through on April 18, 2005.
In nearby Nevada County, California, on Sunday, April 20, a young boy was killed in a train accident. The train accident happened in Farad, CA. The boy, 13-year old Anthony Schafer, was hit by the train while looking at the Truckee River. Emergency personnel rushed the young boy to a nearby trauma center via helicopter but he succumbed to his wounds. Two neighboring police agencies responded to the train accident, which happened at approximately 6 p.m.
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