Woman struck by train, loses arm

By Associated Press
Published On: Aug 28 2014 09:51:37 AM EDT
BELLEVIEW, Fla. -

Authorities say a young woman lost her right arm after being struck by a train in north Florida.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office reports that woman was apparently drunk and upset about a recent breakup when she was lying next to a train track in Belleview early Wednesday morning.

A conductor told deputies that they began blowing the train's horn when they saw the woman, but they couldn't stop the 6,000-foot CSX freight train before hitting her. Once the train finally did stop, two conductors found the woman, pulled her from under the train and used a belt to make a tourniquet for her arm.

The woman was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports that friends of the woman later told the deputy about her recent breakup.

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