Officials: Drunken man injured by Steam Into History train in Glen Rock
An intoxicated man tried to jump on a Steam Into History train Thursday night in Glen Rock but slipped under it instead, according to York County spokesman Mark Walters.
The train was in motion and ran over the man's legs, Walters said.
The incident happened between Water and Main streets about 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, according to Walters.
York County Parks was initially investigating the incident Friday because it happened on the York County Heritage Rail Trail. As of 3:45 p.m., Southern Regional Police Chief Jim Boddington took the lead in the investigation.
A York County park ranger responded to the scene, but the injured man had already been taken to a nearby hospital by an ambulance by the time the ranger arrived, he said.
Scott Butcher, vice president of the board of directors for Steam Into History, said the train was having a date-night excursion and was on its return trip when the man was injured.
“The train was picking up after the date-night event to return everybody to the station," he said.
Butcher said the organization was not contacted about the incident until after the train arrived at its station in New Freedom.
“It’s very unfortunate that this happened," he said. Butcher said nothing similar has happened in the six years the train has been running.
Walters said the victim was in surgery Thursday night.
Southern Regional Police, Glen Rock EMS and fire companies from Shrewsbury, New Salem and Glen Rock responded to the scene as well.
The Federal Railroad Administration will be involved in the investigation, which Walters said is standard procedure for train incidents.
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