NEOSHO, Mo. — Just before 10:00 PM 911 in Neosho was alerted to a pedestrian who was struck on Kansas City Southern railroad tracks along Pineville Road at the US-60 underpass.
Neosho Police, Neosho Fire Department and Newton County Ambulance responded.
Sgt Brandon Beshears of the Neosho Police Department tells us the train engineer assisted in helping them locate the individual who had been struck.
Getting the man from beneath the train was a long process he says. Immediately the patient was transported by ambulance to the Neosho airport, then by Medevac to Cox in Springfield.
Missouri State Highway Patrol also responded as well as staff with Kansas City Southern.
Sgt Beshears tells us what led to the man being struck is still under investigation. His current condition is very serious.
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“We had a report of a male subject on the railroad tracks. 911 report indicated that there was an individual that had been ran over on the railroad tracks. We were able to locate the [21-year-old male] with the help of the engineer and the train conductor. He was still pinned underneath the train. It was a lengthy extrication to get him unpinned from the train wheel. He is in very serious condition. It is currently an ongoing investigation.”Sgt Brandon Beshears, NEOSHO POLICE