Train hits man in downtown San Diego, severs his forearm

Posted at 5:28 AM, Dec 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-14 08:28:50-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A man was rushed to the hospital Thursday morning after he was hit by a train in downtown San Diego and severed his right forearm.

The incident was reported at about 3:25 a.m. on the heavy freight rails running parallel to Harbor Drive in front of the San Diego Convention Center's Hall C, 10News learned.

10News cameras were there as the pedestrian, believed to be in his 30s, said of his injury: "My hand … Oh my God, my hand!"

Throughout the ordeal, the man remained conscious while medics attended to him and placed him into an ambulance to transport him to UC San Diego Medical Center.

Medics told officers, "Hey gentlemen … if we could find that arm that would be really helpful."

According to authorities, the forearm was recovered hundreds of feet from where the injured man was found.

Details on what led to the incident remain unclear.