College football player Derek Loccident is in the hospital and recovering from a gruesome accident and injury. According to the Oklahoma City Police Department, Loccident was attempting to crawl under a stopped train when the train began to move and severed his foot.
Loccident is a 20-year-old sophomore member of the Central Oklahoma football program.
“The University of Central Oklahoma Athletics Department wishes to extend its full support to the Loccident family following an accident involving Derek Loccident Sunday morning. Derek is a sophomore on the UCO football Team,” head football coach Nick Bobeck said in a statement released by the university.
“The only thing that matters right now is that Derek knows he has our full support. We are here for him. It’s important for his family to know that to[o]. This isn’t about him being a football player right now, it’s about him being a young man that we are here for.”
The incident reportedly occurred shortly after 3:00 a.m. After losing his foot, Loccident traveled several hundred yards before he was able to flag down help. He was then transferred to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
From Oklahoma’s News 4:
The Oklahoma City Police Department originally said on Sunday that Loccident had been walking along the tracks sometime before 3 a.m., when the mechanical railroad switch activated, pinning his foot in the mechanism. However, Oklahoma City police announced Monday morning that Loccident had actually been crawling under a stopped train when the train started moving and amputated his left foot.
Loccident, who joined Central Oklahoma out of Westmoore High School, was an All-Conference, All-District, and Class 6A All-Star during his high school career. Loccident made 53 tackles and one interception, and also lettered in track and field. The 20-year-old from Oklahoma City is a criminal justice major.
Our thoughts are with Loccident during his recovery.