Man hit by train at Breakneck Ridge


DUTCHESS JUNCTION – A man allegedly fell off the platform at the Breakneck Ridge train station, landed on the tracks, and was hit by a train at approximately 11:10 p.m. Monday night.  The 41-year-old victim called 911 at 11:20 p.m. to report that he was hit by a train and his leg had been amputated.


The victim told the 911 dispatcher that he had taken a taxi to the train station and there were no other people in the area to assist him.  He also indicated that he did not have anything available to help slow the blood loss.


First responders from the MTA Police, Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corp, and the Dutchess Junction Fire Department located the victim after a brief search and triaged him prior to transport to the hospital.  All Metro-North trains were stopped at 11:45 p.m.  A medevac helicopter was called to transport the victim to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla.


The helicopter landed at Dutchess Manor minutes after midnight on Tuesday morning, the patient was put on board and flown to the hospital for treatment of a lower-leg amputation.