Bakersfield man loses leg after hit by Amtrack train

Officials said man is expected to survive

ROSEDALE, Calif. - A man who lost his legs after being hit by an Amtrak train in Rosedale is recovering this morning at a local hospital.

On Thursday, Feb. 7, at about 7 p.m., a man was struck by a train near Rosedale and Jewetta.

According to an Amtrak spokesperson, the train was carrying about a hundred passengers from Oakland when it struck a man just four miles short of its destination downtown.

He was taken to a local hospital where sheriff's said he lost his legs.

Officials said the man is expected to survive though and no one on the train was hurt.

 

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