Mom says son who was hit by train, had legs amputated is inspiring

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DUQUESNE, Pa. - A man hit by a train in Duquesne is recovering in the hospital and inspiring his family.

Geoffrey Dodson, 19, was walking along the train tracks Sunday when he was hit by a train and swept underneath.

“All he remembers is being under the train, and then it seemed like forever,” said Dodson’s mother Heather Grady-Yarborough.

Dodson had to have his legs amputated.

“He lost both lower legs, but he is resilient,” Grady-Yarborough said.

She thanks an off-duty firefighter who jogged past Dodson for saving her son’s life.

A fund for Dodson has been set up through Citizens Bank.