Man hit by train: 'I already lost the biggest part of me'

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SEATTLE, Wash. -- The Kennewick man hit by a train has told KEPR he expects to keep his arm.

It was touch and go for a while, but he got some good news when he came out of surgery.

Sam Frank's arm was nearly torn off when he was hit by a train near Canal Drive.

He and his girlfriend had been sitting on the tracks. She was killed instantly.

Frank says keeping his arm is secondary to losing his girlfriend.

"I mean, I'm glad, and I don't want to lose it or anything, but I mean, I wasn't just filled with joy or anything. Like I said, I've lost the biggest part of me," he says.

Frank could be out of a Seattle hospital as early as Friday.

He'll go to an out-patient program to learn how to use his arm again.