Man Riding Train Illegally Falls Off in Joppa: Harford Sheriff

The 18-year-old was in serious condition, Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company reported.

(Credit: Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company)
(Credit: Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company)
A teen was in serious condition at Johns Hopkins Bayview Sunday after falling from a train in Joppa, according to the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company.

At 6:11 p.m. on Sunday, first responders were alerted to a pedestrian injured on the railroad tracks owned by CSX near Clayton Road in Joppa, the Harford County Sheriff's Office reported.

The man was "unlawfully riding the train when he fell off..." the sheriff's office reported.

Firefighters and paramedics found the 18-year-old man on the side of the tracks between Clayton Road and Raspe Lane with traumatic injuries, the fire company reported, so they helped stabilize him.

Joppa-Magnolia paramedics a took the man to Bayview in serious but stable condition, according to the report.

Train traffic was stopped during the incident, according to Joppa-Magnolia.

This was the second train incident Harford County first responders were called to in the last 24 hours; a man was reportedly killed by a freight train around midnight in Aberdeen.

Related: Man Reportedly Killed by Freight Train in Aberdeen
FormerHCPSEmployee July 14, 2014 at 01:19 PM
For the record, "Man Illegally Riding Train Falls Off in Joppa" makes the events clear. This headline indicates that it was illegal for him to fall off :)
Heidi Garcia July 14, 2014 at 02:22 PM
Although I believe the previous comment is unnecessary criticism, he/she showed it sure is pretty funny when you read the headline that way lol
Robert Curry July 16, 2014 at 01:13 AM
They needed a comma, after "illegally"!
FormerHCPSEmployee July 16, 2014 at 11:56 AM
@Robert: No comma belongs there. Word choice and order are the fix. @Heidi: I don't often play Grammar Nazi, but when I do... I would usually let that pass, but headlines, signage, etc, are especially important to get correct. Weird Al's new song is a parody of "Blurred Lines," and its release yesterday times perfectly with this discussion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc&feature=kp


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