A 47-year-old man was airlifted to Greenville after being hit by a freight train Thursday night in Greenwood.
Officers found the man lying near railroad tracks between Beadle Avenue and Sullivan Street - a few blocks north of East Cambridge Avenue - and bleeding from the head about 8 p.m. Thursday. The man was in shock. According to a Greenwood city police report:
Police noted two cuts to the man's head and several blood patches on the ground at the scene. The victim's left arm was nearly amputated as a result of the incident, and he showed signs of chest trauma.

The man was taken by EMS to the field near Brewer Community Complex, where a medi-vac chopper was waiting to airlift him to Greenville. Officials from CSX Transportation arrived and the railroad company took over the investigation.