JOPLIN, Mo. — About 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning reports of a man with a traumatic injury alerted Joplin Police, Joplin Fire and METS ambulance to the railroad tracks at South Wisconsin and Murphy Blvd.
Joplin Police tell us a man was run over by the train and his left arm was severed. He was rushed trauma to Mercy Joplin, but was awake and alert.
One of the first to the scene, Ofc. N. Mora tells us she was arriving and could see citizens standing over the man ripping what was a t-shirt into strips. “They stopped the bleeding before I got there. Had the belt on as a tourniquet already.”
Additionally the 38-year-old male did not work for the railroad. The roadway is closed until the railroad investigators will be on scene to conduct their own investigation. Local Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad offices are based in Carthage, Missouri. However MNA and their tracks are owned by parent company: Genesee & Wyoming, a short-line railroad holding company, having been purchased in 2013 with the acquisition of RailAmerica who bought the MNA back in 2000.
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