Solder Injured In Texas Train-Float Crash Unable To Walk

A soldier who survived a deadly collision between a train and a float on which veterans were riding after a Texas parade says he’s been unable to walk since the accident.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (November 24, 2012)--Fort Carson Sgt. 1st. Class Richard Sanchez, Jr., says he's been unable to walk since he was injured when a train struck a veterans parade float in Midland.

Sanchez says he expects to return to Colorado next week.

He said he still has feeling in the lower part of his legs and hopes he'll be able to walk again.

He plans to seek treatment at Craig Hospital in Englewood, which specializes in spinal cord injuries.

Sanchez is part of the Warrior Transition Battalion at the post outside Colorado Springs.

He was shot in the elbow in Afghanistan.

Four people were killed and 15 were injured, including Sanchez, when the train struck the float on Nov. 15 in Midland.

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