PROSSER, Wash. — A man who lost his legs in a train accident remained in serious condition Wednesday at a Seattle hospital.
Orlando Allen, 59, was recovering in the intensive-care unit at Harborview Medical Center, where he was taken after being struck by a train Saturday evening in Prosser.
He was hit about 9:30 p.m. in the area of Bennett and Eighth streets near the main tracks, according to Prosser police.
The accident caused him to lose both legs, a family friend said.
Both the BNSF Railway Co. and Prosser police are investigating.
The train crew sounded the whistle and hit the emergency brakes when they saw the man on the tracks, said Gus Melonas, spokesman for the rail company.
Allen was struck by an empty grain car, Melonas said.
The train was on its way from Kalama to Pasco. The accident delayed the train by three hours, Melonas said.