Man hit by train recovering in hospital

Man hit by train recovering in hospital
SEATTLE, Wash. -- KEPR is following the tragic story of a couple hit by a train on Monday. The man who survived is facing a month in the hospital.

His girlfriend, Melinda Williams, was killed in the accident.

Samuel Frank was flown to a Seattle hospital. We spoke with friends that are by his side during his recovery.

They say he and Williams were just taking a break sitting on the railroad tracks and didn't hear the train until it was too late.

Surgeons successfully re-attached his arm after it was nearly severed by the train.

BNSF is still investigating.