The Stephenville man struck by at train Friday afternoon has been identified.

Christopher Marc Spruill, 27, escaped the incident with relatively minor injuries, according to Stephenville Police Chief Patrick Bridges.

When emergency personnel responded to the scene, Spruill reportedly told them he was walking along the train track and did not hear or see the train approaching, Bridges said.

"He was struck from behind," he said.

Spruill was transported by air ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth where he was expected to undergo surgery to repair a broken arm.

"When officers called the hospital to check on his condition, they were told that other than cuts and lacerations, the most serious injury Mr. Spruill sustained was a broken arm," Bridges said just after 7 p.m. Friday.

The incident occurred just before 4 p.m. Friday on the railroad track below the US Highway 281 (Morgan Mill Road) overpass.

"He was very fortunate," Bridges added.

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An unidentified male believed to be in his 20s sustained serious injuries when he was struck by a train just before 4 p.m. Friday.

He was reportedly walking along the railroad track below the US Highway 281 (Morgan Mill Road) overpass when the incident occurred.

The identity of the man has not been released by Stephenville police, who said his family had not been notified of the incident as of 5 p.m. Friday.

The man was reportedly conscious and speaking to emergency personnel when they arrived at the scene.

"The guy said he was walking down the railroad track and didn't hear or see the train coming," Police Chief Patrick Bridges said. "He was struck from behind."

He was transported by air ambulance to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, he added.