Police say the train’s engineer reported Ohl had been lying near the tracks with his feet on the rails when the gory accident occurred.
“I think it cut them off,” Ohl responded, calmly.
Ohl, 17, lost both his legs last week when he was struck by a locomotive near Atlanta, Ga.
So far, Ohl’s Go Fund Me page has accumulated $37,409 in donations.
His family has started a Go Fund Me campaign to raise funds following his injury.
Jacob Ohl says he didn’t hear the train.
But the boy’s family says the engineer’s account isn’t true, and that Ohl was walking on the tracks while wearing earphones.
“We are not sure why the conductor has reported and told the police that Jacob was lying with his feet draped over the tracks,” the page read, according to NBC 11 Atlanta.
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During the harrowing ordeal, the 911 dispatcher asked Ohl if he was going to pass out.
But listening to the high school senior’s urgent 911 call will give you the chills.
“Um, I just got hit by a train,” he told an emergency dispatcher, who then asked if his legs were “broken”.
Ohl’s family says he underwent surgery on March 3 to complete the amputation of his legs, which were severed from the knee down.
The aforementioned account appears to have been deleted from the Go Fund Me page.
“No, I feel alright,” he responded.
“Our family is reeling from this tragedy, but at the same time, we are so happy and feel so lucky that he is alive,” the Go Fund Me page reads.
Upon arrival, responding emergency personnel applied tourniquets to Ohl’s injuries, which saved his life, according to FOX 5 Atlanta.
“He made sure to point out that the noise cancelling function was not on. Like any of us would, he feels embarrassed that this happened.”
“Jacob told the 911 operator and told us immediately that he was walking down the centre of the tracks with his earbuds on.