A Charlotte man was struck and killed by a train in a northeast section of the city recently. Mecklenburg County Police report that the Norfolk Southern Railway accident occurred about 5:40 a.m. Saturday on Rozzelles Ferry Road at Toddville Road.
First responders blocked off the intersection of Toddville Road and closed off one lane of Rozzelles Ferry Road. Both firefighters and police were on the scene.
According to authorities, the victim’s legs and face were severely hurt, and it was apparent that critical injuries were sustained. While the accident is still under investigation, the victim may have been intoxicated at the time of the train accident. Investigators have not released the victim’s name. Police believed the victim had been sleeping on the tracks when he was hit.
Victims of railroad accidents can suffer injuries similar to those sustained in other motor vehicle accidents. Common injuries as a result of railroad accidents include brain trauma and spinal cord injuries, concussions and other head injuries, sprains, fractures, abrasions, burn injuries and internal and soft tissue injuries.