Man taken to hospital after getting hit by train in Mishawaka

Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 12:41 PM EDT
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MISHAWAKA, Ind. (WNDU) - Police say a man was taken to the hospital after getting hit by a train in Mishawaka on Monday morning.

The Mishawaka Police Department was called to the Hendricks Street crossing of the Norfolk Southern Railroad just before 12 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found a 30-year-old man who was hit by a westbound cargo train. Police say he was running across the tracks when he was hit.

The man suffered injuries that were not life-threatening. However, he was taken to the hospital for further treatment.

A neighbor who lives near the tracks told 16 News Now what she and her husband heard around the time of the collision.

“My husband and I, mainly him, he had heard the conductor lay on his horn,” says Valerie. “I was in the house. I was busy with my toddler, and we both heard the brakes. However, I wasn’t thinking much about it. But my husband said, ‘You know, that he laid on the breaks like really hard, really fast. You know, he kept the brakes going until he came to a complete stop.’ And by the time we hopped and walked down there. I had seen the ambulance there. There was about five to six firefighters and police between them.”

Traffic was temporarily blocked off in the area due to the train having to stop, but rail traffic has resumed just before 12:45 p.m.

Police want to remind you to not cross in front of any trains.

If you have any information on this incident, you’re asked to call the Mishawaka Police Department Detective Bureau at 574-258-1684.

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