A Price man that was clipped by a coal train survived with minimal injuries on Monday according to Price City Police.
Christopher Farmer, 28, was walking on the train tracks near 200 East and 300 South around 9 a.m. when a coal train caught sight of him on the tracks. Farmer did not hear repeated honks from the train’s horn. According to Price City Police Chief Bill Barnes, the man stepped off the tracks just in time to avoiding being run over. The train, however, did clip Farmer and sent him sprawling. It is unknown why the man was walking on the tracks and could not hear the oncoming train.
While no significant injuries were visible, Farmer was transported for medical attention.
Farmer was released from the hospital Monday afternoon in decent physical condition. He was then arrested by Adult Probation and Parole for violating probation and placed on a 72-hour hold. Farmer was also cited for criminal trespass for walking on the train tracks.
Barnes emphasized that it is illegal to walk along train tracks and that pedestrians should use designated crossing areas to cross tracks.