Man Loses Foot, Survives Being Run Over by BNSF Train

A man’s left foot is cut off by a train in downtown Fargo.

It happened around 2 o’clock this morning at the crossing of 4th Street North.

Police say 49-year-old Derrick Van Jongeward, who has no permanent address, was intoxicated and sitting on the tracks.

They say the train crew saw Jongeward, blew the whistle, but couldn’t stop in time.

In addition to losing his left foot, he suffered “significant” internal injuries.

He was taken to Sanford.