FORTWORTH - A man who lost both his legs and an arm in a train accident has been lifted up by his community.

Paul Young was working as yard foreman in Fort Worth on Monday night when a train ran over him. Young works for BNSF.

The injured man's father, Mike Young, said he used his remaining hand to communicate as soon as he came out of sedation.

The first thing he wrote was, 'I need some hugs,' Young said. With his good spirits, he's pulling us through this whole thing. It's pretty amazing that he's able to do that.

He said his son could be out of the hospital within two weeks.

Amy Higginbotham, Paul's sister, said he s ready to prepare for physical therapy and prosthetics.

He's rock solid, she said. He's going to pick the ball up and go. He's not going to look back or be mad or angry or upset. He's praising God like we all are for his life.

Young and his wife, Amberly, have two young sons. Young s oldest son s football league held a fundraiser for the family in north Fort Worth Thursday night.

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