University of Central Oklahoma football player lost his foot when he was run over by a train.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials say a University of Central Oklahoma football player lost his foot when he was run over by a train over the weekend.
Oklahoma City police say 20-year-old Derek Loccident tried to crawl under a stopped train early Sunday when the train started moving. Police say the train severed Loccident's foot, but he was able to flag down a nearby person who took him to a hospital. Police say he is expected to survive.
Loccident is a defensive back for the Division II school, which competes in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. He recorded 15 tackles in the team's first two games this season.
UCO's athletic department said in a statement that Loccident and his family have the school's full support:
"We are here for him," head coach Nick Bobeck said. "It's important for his family to know that too. This isn't about him being a football player right now, it's about him being a young man that we are here for."