Injured man found under North Ellis Street bridge
By Shavonne Potts
A Salisbury man was found severely injured Wednesday morning beneath the North Ellis Street bridge and could not explain what happened.
Ronald Ray Foust, 21, was found by a Virginia man who was surveying the bridge and saw him lying face down on the railroad tracks beneath.
Salisbury Fire and Rowan County EMS arrived on the scene at 7:12 a.m.
A wooden slat from the fence on the bridge was missing, “as if someone had fallen through,” a Salisbury Police report said.
A wooden slat was also found on the track not far from Foust. He was able to tell emergency personnel his name, but nothing else.
He was taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center and later flown to Carolinas Medical Center.
He was admitted to a hospital rescue trauma room with broken bones and bruises across his back, a report said.
Hospital records contain no information on Foust.
Police contacted Foust’s sister, who said she’d seen him the day before and he was fine.