Terrebonne Parish man hit by train remains in critical condition

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said that on Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. deputies responded to Burlington Court in Schriever regarding a subject being struck by a train.

According to Larpenter, deputies arrived at this location and learned that a man was struck by a cargo train. It appeared that the subject was riding a bicycle and fell on the train track.  As the train was approaching the man attempted to roll away from the tracks but was unsuccessful.  The train struck the man and the bicycle.

The man was identified as Reginald Chatman, age 55, 3597 La. Highway 316 Gray, La.

Acadian Ambulance transported Chatman to Thibodaux Regional Hospital where Acadian Air Med transported him to a New Orleans Hospital.  Chatman remains hospitalized in critical care; Chatman’s left foot and his right big toe was amputated.

Anyone with information concerning this investigation is asked to call the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office detective bureau, (985)876-2500.


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