William River Emmanuel of Menlo was treated at the FMC emergency room Wednesday morning for injuries sustained in the accident, said FMC spokeswoman Donna Braden. She said Emmanuel was transferred to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga for further treatment.
A spokesperson at Erlanger said Emmanuel was not listed in the hospitals public patient records, and his condition remained unclear Wednesday night.
According to Rome police reports:
A Norfolk Southern conductor said he saw a person lying on the tracks near Redmond Circle about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and sounded the train horn.
The person, later identified as Emmanuel, remained unconscious as the train came to a stop. A few minutes later he crawled out from underneath a train engine.
Emergency medical responders treated Emmanuel before transporting him to FMC.
An investigator with Norfolk Southern said the company declined to press charges against Emmanuel.