San Diego

Man's Arm Severed in Freight Train Collision

A man’s arm was severed by a freight train in downtown San Diego Thursday, police and sheriff’s deputies confirmed.

A BNSF train collided with the pedestrian just north of 5th Street and Harbor drive before 4 a.m., according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Transit Enforcement Team.

When emergency personnel arrived, the man was conscious and breathing according to San Diego police.

The man, described by deputies as 43 years old, sustained a severe but not life-threatening injury. He was taken to UCSD Medical Center, deputies said. 

Freight train service was shut down between 1st and 5th Avenues shortly after the incident.

Anyone with information about this case can call the department's non-emergency line at (858) 565-5200.

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