JAMESTOWN, N.D. – The 60-year-old Jamestown man who was injured in a train-wheelchair crash Thursday afternoon has been identified.
Jamestown Police Chief Scott Edinger said Dennis Schneider was the man in the wheelchair who was injured when he was struck by a BNSF train.
Lt. Robert Opp with the Jamestown Police Department said Friday that Schneider was crossing the railroad tracks on Second Avenue Southeast well before the BNSF train was coming through Jamestown. Opp said a front wheel on Schneider's motorized wheelchair got stuck in a track in the crossing and Schneider was unable to get the wheelchair unstuck.
Schneider was transported to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo. He was listed in critical condition, according to Nadine Aljets, Sanford spokeswoman.
Schneider was first taken to Jamestown Regional Medical Center by Jamestown Area Ambulance and later flown to Fargo.