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June 28, 2010

Train runs over man's legs; he uses cell to call 911 for help


A show that will be on the Oprah Winfrey Network, a cable channel coming next year, will feature the story of Truman Duncan. Duncan used his cell phone to call 911 after a train ran over his legs in 2006 and that accident is used by Celburne, Texas, emergency personnel as inspiration for their work.

During a recent filming of the TV show, Cleburne Fire Department Lt. Scott Lail, who was one of the first responders at the accident, said:

"It's really a miracle because Truman's injuries should have been fatal," Lail said. "Yet, you'll never meet a guy with a more positive outlook on life given the obstacles he had to overcome.

"It also teaches us [rescue workers] never, no matter how bad the injuries appear, to give up on a patient. When we saw Truman was willing to fight, we were willing to fight, too."

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