Police: Man loses foot after being hit by train near downtown Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY – A man lost his foot in a train accident near downtown Oklahoma City Sunday morning.
Derek Loccident, a redshirt sophomore defensive back for the University of Central Oklahoma’s football team, was the man involved in the accident. He attended Westmoore High School.
The injury was confirmed by a statement from the university:
The University of Central Oklahoma Athletics Department wishes to extend its full support to the Loccident family following an accident involving Derek Loccident Sunday morning. Derek is a sophomore on the UCO football Team.
The only thing that matters right now is that Derek knows he has our full support. We are here for him. It’s important for his family to know that to[o]. This isn’t about him being a football player right now, it’s about him being a young man that we are here for. – Head football coach Nick Bobeck
Police responded to the area near S. Shields and Reno sometime before 3:00 a.m.
According to the Oklahoma City Police Department, Loccident had been walking along the tracks, when the mechanical railroad switch activated, pinning his foot in the mechanism.
He was hit by an oncoming train and transported to a local hospital.
Police tell News 4 that he lost his foot, but is expected to survive.
The railway company is launching an investigation into the incident.
No further details have been released at this time.