A 34-year-old man was expected to survive after being run over by a train early Saturday morning.
Longmont Police say Todd Hirsh was sitting in the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks in the 400 block of Atwood Street at about 3:11 a.m. when the incident occurred. According to police, a southbound train pulling 76 freight cars had to make an emergency stop, attempting to avoid running over Hirsh. Authorities say the train didn't stop until it had gone 75 feet south of where Hirsh was sitting. Longmont Firefighters and Paramedics were able to remove Hirsh out from under the second engine of the three engine train. He was then transported to Longmont United Hospital where his injuries were said to be non-life-threatening. Police charged Hirsh with trespassing. They say, according to preliminary reports, Hirsh smelled like alcohol.