IRVINE, Calif. – A man who lost his hand after being dragged by a commuter train two weeks ago in Southern California has been hit by a train again.
Police say the man claimed he fell from the platform onto the tracks at the Irvine station and was hit by a northbound train Tuesday morning.
Sgt. Mike Meyers says the man gave the same explanation when he was hit by a Metrolink train at about the same time two weeks ago in Laguna Nigel and dragged 87 feet. His left hand was severed at the wrist.
The sheriff's department investigated the first incident as an accident.
Police say the man was taken to a hospital Tuesday with non-life-threatening injuries and will receive a mental health evaluation.