Officials: Man injured by train charged with trespassing

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GASTON COUNTY, N.C. —

A man who was injured sitting on train tracks and the woman who was with him have been charged with trespassing, according to a spokesman with Norfolk Southern.

The two were sitting on the tracks at Avon and Main in Gaston County and consuming alcohol, according to the Gastonia Police Department.

Police said the man saw the train coming and thought they had plenty of time to get off the tracks. However, the man realized the train was traveling faster than he thought and he pushed the woman out of the way.

The man sustained injuries to his leg and head, but they were non-life-threatening.