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Man dives under train to flee cops, loses legs

Posted at 10:19 AM, Apr 26, 2016

Police say a 20-year-old man who tried to escape police by diving under a moving train in Michigan has lost both of his legs.

State troopers were looking for robbery suspects Monday night in Saginaw when they saw a driver make an improper turn, WSGW-AM reports. Troopers tried to stop the man, but he abandoned the vehicle and ran until the train blocked his path.
 
He tried to go underneath and was dragged for about 1,000 feet before the train could stop, the radio station said.
 
Police say the train cut off one of the man's legs. The Saginaw News reports that the other leg was amputated at a hospital. He is expected to survive.
 
The man had two misdemeanor traffic warrants for his arrest, according to police.