Firefighters respond to fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - A man suffered life-threatening injuries after attempting to jump onto a moving train, responders said. 

This happened at about 1:01 p.m. Tuesday in the area of 19th and Carpenter streets. According to firefighters, witnesses said a 50-year-old man appeared to be trying to jump onto the train and fell off. 

Crews immediately applied a tourniquet after responding in less than three minutes. His injury involved a lower extremity amputation. 

When a press release was sent Tuesday evening, authorities said there was no update on the patient's medical status. 

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