Man seriously hurt in Dayton train accident

Man seriously hurt in Dayton train accident

April 27th, 2012 by Ben Benton in News

A 35-year-old man lost one of his legs and may lose the other after being hit by a train in Dayton, Tenn.

The victim, identified by police as Adam Wes Moreland, was found early Thursday morning, lying on the east side of the tracks between the crossings at Iowa and Illinois avenues, according to the Dayton Police Department.

"He was the one that called 911," Lt. Jeff Hill said.

One of Moreland's legs was amputated in the accident and the other was seriously damaged, he said.

Moreland, who didn't live far from the scene, told police that "the last thing he remembers was that he couldn't sleep and he had went walking."

His wife told police that he had a history of seizures and police said he "thinks he may have had a seizure because he couldn't remember anything past that," a news release stated.

Authorities said the accident happened just before 2:13 a.m., and Moreland was flown by LifeForce air ambulance to Erlanger hospital in Chattanooga for treatment.