WESTMINSTER – Maryland State Police are trying to determine what led to injuries sustained by a homeless man who was found under a bridge over railroad tracks near Westminster on Saturday night.
The victim has been identified as Timothy Williams, 38, who has no permanent address, but was staying around Route 27 near Hahn Road. Williams is currently being treated at Shock Trauma for his injuries, which include two broken legs.
At around 11 p.m. ET Saturday night, officers from the Westminster Police Department received a call from the brother of the victim, requesting assistance. The brother said he had just been called by the victim, who had given a general description of his location and reported that he was injured.
Williams was found lying under a bridge on Route 27 that goes over railroad tracks between Hahn Road and Bennett Cerf Drive. The distance from Route 27 to the tracks below is about 30 feet.
Police believe Williams was dropped off in the area of Route 27 near Hahn Road just before 11 p.m. Saturday by two friends. Those individuals are homeless as well, but own a pickup truck.
Preliminary evidence seems to indicate that the victim fell from the bridge onto the tracks below. Police don’t yet know what caused him to fall.
Anyone with additional information on this case is asked to call Maryland State Police investigators at 410-386-3000. Callers may remain confidential.