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Cobb Man Fights to Recover After Losing Foot in Train Accident


November 16, 2018

COBB, GA- The ajc.com writes that Austin Stroud, 21, was walking on a trail along train tracks through thick trees on his way to a friend’s house on October 29, 2018. The foliage was too thick for him to clearly see the train which was passing by at the time.*

Stroud stepped on a piece of ground that crumbled, and he fell down towards the train tracks. He rolled back, and his feet went into the air where his left foot was hit by a ladder on the train. Stroud lost his pinky toe and broke several bones in hisfoot. However, he lost so much skin and tissue that his foot could not be saved. 

Following the accident, he managed to remain conscious and made his way out of the woods and emerged at Hall Station Road. He saw a school bus and a pickup truck and flagged them down. A driver called 911. According to the victim’s father, no one who was riding the train saw anything that happened or knew that Stroud was hit or injured. 

Following the emergency call, the Bartow County Sheriff’s office contacted that train company. The train was stopped for an investigation. Stroud was transported to Floyd Medical Center and later transferred to the Erlanger Hospital. Doctors felt it was necessary to amputate his foot and part of his lower leg. Stroud says that the surgery frightened him, but that he was told the tissue that he lost could not be replaced, and that he would face numerous surgeries, a higher risk of infection, and a lower quality of life if they attempted to save the mangled foot. He ultimately agreed to the procedure. 

Following the removal of his foot, Stroud was transported to a hospital closer to his home. 

Stroud is now on the road to recovery and is undergoing therapy. 

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Sources:

https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/stumble-near-train-cost-cobb-man-his-foot-but-working-get-back/dKQuEwCFVrkLUK9aJsyUmK/

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