CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A mother and baby are recovering after having to undergo emergency following their limbs being severed by a train in Clayton County.
At around 3 p.m. Oct. 19, Clayton County officer responded to train tracks in the 4500 block of Old Dixie Highway after a caller said a woman and child had been struck.
They arrived to find 28-year-old Kate Brown and her 1-year-old suffering from serious injuries -- all as her other two children stood helplessly nearby.
Investigators later learned that Brown and her children were trying to cross railroad track where a Norfolk Southern freight train had stopped. Two children made it safely across by crawling underneath. But Brown, who was carrying her baby, was underneath when the train started moving.
Police said that Brown's leg and her son's arm became pinned and ultimately severed by the train. They were both rushed to area hospitals for surgery and were still there as of 9:45 p.m. Sadly, neither limb could be saved.
The other two children are now with their father, Lance Brown, who responded to the scene.
On Oct. 29, Thomas told 11Alive his 1-year-old son Malik was back home from the hospital and is doing well. However, his wife Kate is still hospitalized.
Their family has set up a GoFundMe account to help cover medical costs.