MiamiHerald / A man who was struck by a Conch Train tourist vehicle in Key West last week is to blame for the crash because he darted out into the street against a red light, police said.

Kurt A. McCord, 60, was dragged 87 feet in the southbound lane of the 1000 block of White Street by the Conch Train, a 65-foot-long vehicle designed to look like a small locomotive. The Conch Train has been an attraction in Key West for decades.

“The guy was literally pinned under the engine,” said one witness, Tom Payne. “His head and body bleeding. Lots of blood.”

After the May 17 accident, McCord was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami with serious injuries. McCord, who is homeless, has been released from the hospital, according to police.


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