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Teen’s legs severed trying to ‘hop’ train

Laura Donovan Contributor

LONGMONT, Colo. — A 17-year-old girl lost both of her legs after trying to climb aboard a moving train with three friends on Monday, authorities said.

The incident happened in Longmont just after 1 p.m. when, according to Longmont Police commander Jeff Satur, four people ages 17 to 25 attempted to board a Burlington Northern freight train at 3rd Ave. and Atwood St.

The 17-year-old student at Colorado State University fell and slipped underneath the train.

She was transported to Longmont United Hospital by ambulance and then flown to Denver Health Medical Center.

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