Fund set up to help train victim

October 29, 1997


Staff Writer

Friends of a man who was run over by a train on Saturday have launched a fund-raising drive aimed at defraying rapidly increasing medical expenses.

Charles "Bucky" Fraizer, 27, was listed in critical condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Wednesday night.

According to friends who have spoken to him, Fraizer's leg was amputated below his knee.

Stacy Neville, who works with Fraizer at the Halfway Shoney's restaurant, said she and other friends have set up an account at First National Bank. Donations can be made at any branch, Neville said.


Neville said Fraizer was walking home from work Saturday afternoon along the railroad tracks behind the Farm & Family Center in the Valley Plaza on Massey Boulevard in Hagerstown.

As the train approached, Neville said, Fraizer stepped off the tracks, but something caught his jacket and he was pulled under the last car.

Neville said doctors have told Fraizer he might miss up to a year of work.

But no matter how long it takes, restaurant General Manager Pat Slayman said Fraizer's job as a day cook will be waiting for him.

Another friend, Melissa Lookabaugh, urged Hagerstown to "put their hearts together."

Lookabaugh said she has tried to get a wheelchair for Fraizer. She said he has no insurance.

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