MALDEN, MO (KFVS) - According to Malden, Mo. Police, a man in a wheelchair was attempting to cross the railroad tracks when he got stuck on Sunday, June 10.
The Malden Polie Department identified the man as 57-year-old LC Carter of Malden.
A train was approaching E. Laclede St but was unable to stop and it hit Carter.
According to the report, the engineer said the train was coming around a curve when workers noticedCarter in his wheelchair on the tracks. The engineer told police he hit the emergency shut off on the engine but the train could not be slowed enough to avoid the collision.
Officials said in a report the train pushed Carter 276 feet before coming to a stop.
Police said alcohol may have been a contributing factor to the incident. Carter suffered serious injuries and is in a Memphis, Tennessee hospital.