Southeast Missouri Girl Loses Arm in Strange Accident Involving Train

NOVEMBER 3, 2005 - Posted at 7:28 a.m. CST

SCOTT CITY, MO - A Scott City mother faces child endangerment charges in a puzzling incident that happened Sunday.

Police say her seven-year-old daughter's arm was severed when a train lurched forward as the woman led three children under the stopped vehicle.  Family members say the child is scheduled to undergo surgery today at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)