Man hit by train

Published 7:32 pm Tuesday, November 29, 2016

By Melanie Ruberti


Man hit by train

Public Safety Reports


One man was hurt when he was allegedly clipped by the front of a CSX railroad train just before 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

The victim was reportedly walking along the tracks near Addie Street underneath Lafayette Parkway when he was struck by the train, said LaGrange Police Detective Ley Wynne.

The man was taken to a waiting ambulance off Addie Street and then flown to an area hospital for treatment.

The extent of his injuries was not known as of press time on Tuesday.

Police did not immediately identify the victim.

The train conductor told LPD investigators he blew the whistle several times to warn the victim to move away from the tracks, said Wynne.

Officials with CSX arrived on scene and closed the tracks to through traffic while they investigated the incident.


  • A woman told LaGrange Police someone broke into her home in the 700 block of Swanson Street Monday night while she was across the street visiting with neighbors.

The victim said a 50-inch Panasonic 720p plasma TV was stolen from her living room, according to the report.

The TV was valued at $3,000.

  • A homeowner on Bacon Street called E-911 after discovering their residence was burglarized just after 11:30 p.m. on Monday.

The victim told LaGrange Police two TVs and a TV stand was taken from their home, the police report stated.

The value of the items was estimated at more than $1,000.

All information in this report is gathered from official law enforcement and public safety reports and releases. It is the policy of the Daily News to list the names of people charged with felonies.

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