Man who jumped train found injured in Seymour, Indiana
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A 24-year-old deaf man was found near Seymour, Indiana on Wednesday morning with injuries after he jumped off a train headed north from Louisville. Officials say Thomas Eldon White first called 911 from the moving train, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
"Please come and get me please," White pleaded.
"911 - where are you at? Tell me where you're at," the dispatcher said.
"I know, my leg's busted up," White said.
"Your leg is messed up? Where are you at sir?" the dispatcher again asked.
Scott County dispatch received a 911 call at 5 a.m. from White, whom they determined was moving north on the Louisville and Indiana rail line. They pinged the cell phone to get his location.
Authorities notified Louisville and Indiana Railroad, which was able to reach the train engineer and stop the train in Seymour.
A Jackson County deputy, with the help of dispatchers, located the man lying on the ground about three-tenths of a mile south of the railroad crossing at County Road 50 North.
"It's believed that he got his foot crushed in between the couplers that join the two box cars together," said Deputy Brad Barker. "He had lost quite a bit of blood. He had told one of the dispatchers at one point he was shaking pretty bad, which was a sign that he was going into shock."
This is where police found a deaf man who called 911 after severely injuring his foot and jumping from a train he was illegally riding. pic.twitter.com/veL46qf6kT— Fallon Glick (@FallonGlick) July 4, 2018
This is where police found a deaf man who called 911 after severely injuring his foot and jumping from a train he was illegally riding. pic.twitter.com/veL46qf6kWhite of Perryville, Mo., told police he jumped the train in Louisville and was trying to ride to Indianapolis.
His foot was “crushed between two rail cars” and he jumped off the train due to the severe pain, according to Barker.
White was taken to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour for treatment.
Barker says White does not face any charges from the sheriff's office because it responded as a rescue mission.
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