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Harriman man survives strike by train

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By The Staff

By CINDY SIMPSON

rccindysimpson@bellsouth.net

A Harriman man who came face-to-face with a train Thursday is believed to have sustained non-life-threatening injuries from the encounter.

Harriman Police said 48-year-old Sidney S. Scarbrough of Bennett Circle was walking south on a train trestle near Webster Pike around 12:30 p.m. when he was struck by a train going the opposite direction.

He was taken to Roane Medical Center by ambulance, and police at the scene Thursday said they believe his injuries were not life threatening.

Harriman Police Major Benny Joseph said he thinks Scarbrough was crossing the trestle in a section without a catwalk to get out of the way and decided to try to get across the trestle before the train reached him instead of going back.