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Michigan Man Loses Legs Diving Under Train to Escape Police

April 26, 2016  | 

A 20-year-old Saginaw, MI, man lost both his legs after being dragged by a train Monday, April 25, after leading police on a short foot chase.

Officers were initially dispatched at about 10 p.m. Monday to the 14th Street Market, at South 14th and Janes, for the report of an armed robbery at the store, Michigan State Police Lt. David Kaiser told MLive.

While police were looking for the robber, officers saw a car in the area that failed to use its turn signal, Kaiser said. The car also had an expired license plate, he said.

When officers attempted to stop the car, Kaiser said, the driver pulled into a driveway on South 14th, bailed out and fled on foot.

He said troopers chased the driver, who ran straight east and crossed South 15th and South 16th streets.

The man's path was then blocked by a train, which troopers reported was moving north along the railroad tracks east of South 16th.

"They ordered him to stop, but he got down on all fours and tried to crawl under the moving train," Kaiser said.

Comments (7)

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Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/26/2016 5:43 PM

I'm guessing that he won't be trying to run next time. Not with no legs.

kevcopAz @ 4/26/2016 7:23 PM

would you two please grow up and stop it? Or just go away. Please would this publication do something about this infertile back and forth?

Chicago Cop @ 4/26/2016 7:32 PM

His lawyer told him he couldn't sue...
He didn't have a leg to stand on! <rimshot>

Robert Hillsman, M.D. @ 4/26/2016 8:19 PM

A nominee for the Darwin awards. And if everyone just ignores the trolls they just go away. Stop responding and their 'fun' ends....

Robert Hillsman, M.D. @ 4/26/2016 8:20 PM

A candidate for the Darwin awards. If you just ignore the trolls they eventually just go away. It's just not 'fun' anymore....

Ima Leprechaun @ 4/27/2016 1:00 AM

Obviously, the police should have dived under the train to save him. This will be just like the girls that ran from the police and drove into a pond. It's never the suspects fault for their actions. Well in the real world you cause your own consequences then its your problem. All he had to do was pull over and stop but he CHOSE to run. This is completely the suspects fault.

Chief800 @ 4/29/2016 6:50 AM

Obvious choice when running from the cops, crawl under a moving train.

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