Longmont, Colorado - A 17-year-old student at Colorado State University lost both legs while trying to board a freight train and slipped under the train, on Monday, police said.
One of three men with the student was released briefly in the train, but suffered only minor injuries. The accident occurred in the northern city of Colorado, Boulder, shortly after 13:00, when the group tried to tackle the north of Burlington Northern Santa Fe train, police said.
The student was taken to Longmont United Hospital by ambulance and then airlifted to Denver Health Medical Center. Health officials in Denver, said he could not communicate any information, but the police commander of Longmont. Jeff Satur, said he believed she was conscious and able to speak.
Longmont is about 30 miles north of Denver and 30 miles south of Fort Collins, where is located the university.
No names have been published, but Satur said, three men were between 17-20 years. The parents of the female victim living in another country, which is not identified in the Saturdays.
The man who was dragged by the train was cited for trespassing and another man, Satur said. A third man was on the train and it is not clear.
Satur said he did not know if women would be cited.
"She has enough problems to worry about," he said.