Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Train Nearly Severs Man's Legs

Okay kids, reason number 1 not to hop trains, from the Spokesman-Review: A man trying to jump onto a moving train in Spokane Valley on Monday slipped and fell under the boxcar, nearly severing his legs.

The 30-year-old man was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. It was unclear if medical personnel were going to be able to reattach his legs.

The train, which doesn’t reach more than 20 or 25 mph in that area, was coming to a stop when the man fell beneath the car.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.