Dover Man Hit By Train

Ernie Remick

Foster’s Daily Democrat, Dover, N.H.
Thursday Evening, September 30, 1982

DOVER – A Dover man who was injured while trying to crawl under a moving train Wednesday night was listed in stable condition this morning at Wentworth-Douglas Hospital, police said.

After talking to witnesses, police said Ernest Remick, 31, of 4 Ham St. sustained extensive injuries at 8:53 pm when he crawled beneath a Boston and Maine Railroad train moving eastbound at between 2 and 4 miles per hour. Then incident occurred on Central Avenue near Dunkin Donuts, police said.

Remick, who witnesses said was dragging a bicycle behind him when he crawled beneath the train, sustained a fractured skull, extensive skull lacerations, a fractured right shoulder and nerve injuries to his right arm when he was struck by the train, police said.

Photo of a drawing a friend made for Ernie. It hung on the outside of his hospital room door. It show a man hanging under a moving train boxcar. Friends gave him the nickname: Boxcar Ernie

Doctors operated on Remick after the incident and he was resting this morning in the hospital’s intensive care unit, hospital officials said.