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UND student recovering after being run over by train

GRAND FORKS -- A University of North Dakota student is recovering after a train ran over him. Business owner Bob Wedin saw a shocking sight -- a trail of blood -- near his warehouse on Dyke Avenue. "Well what I saw was a blood trail. You know dri...

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GRAND FORKS - A University of North Dakota student is recovering after a train ran over him.

Business owner Bob Wedin saw a shocking sight - a trail of blood - near his warehouse on Dyke Avenue.

"Well what I saw was a blood trail. You know drippings,” Wedin said.

The student, 21-year-old Jacob Huber, rode a train close to a mile into the area from downtown.

But police said when he tried to jump off, it took a grisly turn.

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"Still under investigation," said Lt. Bill Macki with the Grand Forks Police Department. "We still need to piece together exactly what happened. Were there any witnesses to the subject getting on the train and that sort of thing.”

Huber then stumbled more than one hundred feet around 1:30 a.m. Sunday looking for help at Wedin's home.

"The individual had rubbed against my side door here and then the window and - kinda gory blood smears and blood trail," Wedin said. "And you know some not so pretty things probably. Probably shock and feeling sorry for the individual that got hit by the train because those things are big machines and they don’t stop.”

Police said when it comes to trains, you can’t be too cautious.

"The advice is pretty simple. Stay away," Macki said. "The train is on the designated route. It's not going to be able to get out of your way you have to get out of its way.”

Huber took to Twitter today posting "God is great!"

God is great! - Jacob Huber (@huber1375) October 8, 2018


Altru Hospital representatives said his condition is satisfactory.

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While he recovers, his friends are tweeting messages such as "stay strong" and "praying for you!"

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