Pedestrian injured after train crash, charged with trespassing
LAURENS, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Laurens Police Department said a pedestrian was injured after a crash involving a train on Saturday night.
According to police, the incident happened at the railroad tracks on the bridge at North Harper Street at around 7:30 p.m.
Officers said the pedestrian was taken to the hospital by MedFlight for treatment, and the northbound and southbound lanes were closed during the investigation.
Officials said the pedestrian, John Wix, suffered a partial foot amputation, but is expected to make a full recovery. They also said Wix , who is locally known as a homeless individual, is being charged with trespassing.
According to a South Carolina code, it is unlawful for a person to trespass upon railroad tracks without proper authority. A violation of this section constitutes a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, may result in a fine of up to two hundred dollars or imprisonment for a maximum of thirty days.
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