Man struck by train in Affton

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trainAFFTON, MO (KPLR) – A young man was very lucky Sunday evening in Affton.  Affton Fire Protection District personnel were called to railroad tracks near Weber Road and Valcour around 5:30 pm for a report of a person struck by a train.

Emergency personnel found the man had been struck by the train, but not run over by the train.  He had been dragged for almost a half-mile before the train was stopped.

The man suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

He is expected to make a full recovery.