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Video: Colorado State Student Loses Legs While 'Train Hopping'

| by Michael Allen

A 17-year-old Colorado State University student, whose name has not been released, had her legs severed at the knees while 'train hopping' with three guys. She reportedly slipped on the northbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe train around 1:35 p.m. when the tragic accident occurred in Longmont, Colorado (video below).

Police told the Denver Post that she was transported to Longmont United Hospital and then airlifted to the Denver Health Medical Center, where her legs where amputated. One other man, who was dragged by the train, sustained minor injuries. Another person involved stayed behind until police arrived. A fourth person is suspected missing.

Police have issued two of the people tickets for trespassing. All four of the individuals are from Fort Collins, Colorado. Authorities said the 100-car train was travelling at 18mph when the incident occurred.