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Man hit by train in Putnam County

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A man is recovering after being hit by a train in Putnam County A man is recovering after being hit by a train in Putnam County

Putnam County 911 responded to a man hit by a train this afternoon. 

It happened around 4 p.m. on Route 62 near the Buffalo Bridge. According to emergency personnel who responded to the scene the man was walking closely to the train when the accident occurred.  They say after the train hit him he was then dragged a few feet.

He was taken to an area hospital where he was being treated for his injuries. Luckily, his injuries are non-life threatening.

Investigators and emergency personnel are still trying to determine why the man was walking so closely to the rail road tracks.